New Jersey lawmakers are considering legislation that would require all public schools be equipped with a panic alarm that would be directly linked to law enforcement authorities.

According to, the legislation would also require schools to install a red emergency light in a highly visible location near their front entrance that would go on when the panic alarm is activated. 

Assemblyman Ralph Caputo said, “All the violent situations that have taken place in the country, especially in Florida, Connecticut, etc., this bill becomes even more important. It’s not a solver of problems, but we want to cut down on the response time that police have to get to a scene in the event there is a violent situation.”