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Governor Brian Kemp visited Chapel Hill High School recently to observe some new technology to help keep students safe during an emergency situation.
Each teacher will have a "crisis alert badge" that can immediately trigger a school wide lock down.
At the same time, the system sends an alert to law enforcement to tell them exactly where the alert was triggered to help locate the problem.
The Governor watched as a teacher demonstrated a lock down drill with the system.
"What I saw today was fantastic," Governor Kemp said. "Very simple, but effective, and that's really what we had in mind when we proposed this in the amended budget, way back before the legislative session started."
Douglas County School Superintendent Trent North said, “I can’t emphasize it enough. It empowers teachers to be in control of the safety of their room. They can summon a principal at the push of a button. We know where and we know who ... that is powerful technology”.
North said that the system is in place in all 35 Douglas County Schools and will be active this fall after teachers have received training on the system.