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Alyssa's Law Explained

New Alyssa’s Law Explained

Breanna Fernie

What is Alyssa’s Law?

What is Alyssa’s Law?

Alyssa Alhadeff was only 14 years old when she lost her life during a school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day 2018. She was among 17 killed in the brutal massacre and Alyssa’s Law is a legislation that addresses the issues of law enforcement communication and response time during any life-threatening emergency on school property.

Alyssa’s Law is critical legislation addressing the issue of law enforcement response time when a life-threatening emergency occurs because time equals life. The law calls for the installation of silent panic alarms that are directly linked to law enforcement, so in case of any emergency, they will get on the scene as quickly as possible, take down a threat and triage any victims.

 

To-date Legislation for Alyssa’s Law Has Passed in Three States:

New Jersey
PASSED on February 6, 2019 and has gone into effect.
For More Information: https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562019/approved/20190206b.shtml

Florida
PASSED on June 30, 2020
For More Information: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2020/70

New York
PASSED on June 23, 2022
For More Information: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/S7132/amendment/A

 

 

Currently Pending in Four States:

Arizona
For the state of Arizona, Alyssa’s Law was introduced by Representatives Hernandez D. Chavez of Espinoza and Hernandez A. Payne of Sierra.

Learn More About HB2803
https://legiscan.com/AZ/text/HB2803/id/2275813

Learn More About HB2683
https://legiscan.com/AZ/text/HB2683/2022


Texas
For the state of Texas, Alyssa’s Law was introduced by Representative Shawn Thierry.

Learn More About HB204
https://makeourschoolssafe.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/CSHB-204.pdf


Virginia
For the state of Virginia, Alyssa’s Law was introduced by Representative Timothy V. Anderson.

Learn More About HB1125
https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=221&typ=bil&val=hb1125


Nebraska
For the state of Nebraska, Alyssa’s Law was introduced by Senator Tony Vagas.

Learn More About LB1156
http://update.legislature.ne.gov/?p=27678

 

How it Works

The law calls for the installation of silent panic alarms that are directly linked to law enforcement, so in case of any emergency they will get on the scene as quickly as possible, take down a threat and triage any victims.

Meet Alyssa’s Law Requirements

ClearlyIP offers a few unique solutions and services to assist organizations to be Alyssa’s Law compliant.

Silent Intercom

ClearlyIP’s Silent Intercom enables authorized personnel to connect to any other ClearlyIP phone, on the same phone system, and monitor what is happening in the room without any indication to unauthorized occupants.

Panic Button

ClearlyIP’s Panic Button is designed for schools and any multi-room organization, which helps to keep employees, students & teachers safer. The Panic Button instantly notifies administration & law enforcement, without detection, alerting all parties of the problem and the identifying location. The Panic Button is Alyssa’s Law Compliant and a simple add-on to a phone system.

The ClearlyIP Panic Button is available in two different options:

 

Option 1

Designated Programmed Button

 

Alyssa's Law Panic Button on Phone
ClearlyIP has implemented the option for a Panic Button on all ClearlyIP Phones. By pressing the Panic Button, pre-programmed numbers are all dialed instantly. A pre-recorded message is played for those receiving the call. After the message is played, the microphone on the phone is set to broadcast only, allowing the recipients to hear anything happening around the phone. Most importantly, this is all done without any indication that the phone is on or connected to a call.

 

Option 2

USB Panic Button Add-On

 

Alyssa's Law Panic Button
The USB Panic Button connects to any ClearlyIP Phone that has a USB port (CIP250, CIP270, CIP230v2, CIP250v2 and CIP270v2) and is placed in an easily accessible location such as under the desk or mounted to the wall. When pressed the button triggers the phone’s Panic Button feature or speed dial, which starts the broadcast dialing process, alerting recipients of a problem.

Learn More: https://www.clearlyip.com/panic-button/

 

CodeX Security Monitoring

CodeX

The ClearlyIP CodeX platform for FreePBX based systems allows administration to set up groups of phones. Those groups can then be selected if an emergency arises, and a CodeX can be initiated. This will broadcast a prerecorded message to the selected groups. Upon hearing the announcement, a pin code must be entered within a limited time, either marking the room safe, unsafe, or unreported. Codex then displays the list of rooms and their status. This can be critical information for first responders.

With the addition of the Clearly Anywhere mobile softphone, a CodeX can be initiated or responded to using a cell phone from any location.

Learn More: https://www.clearlyip.com/codex/

 

Support The Cause

Alyssa’s parents, Lori and Ilan Alhadeff, founded a national non-profit organization ‘Make Our Schools Safe,’ dedicated to protecting students and teachers at school. The mission is to empower students and staff to help create and maintain a culture of safety and vigilance in a secure school environment.

Website: https://makeourschoolssafe.org/testimonials/

They provide Dream Team Club tool kits, empowering others to collaborate with local government to impact school safety — it’s literally life or death-level important that our administrators consider school safety as essential as they do the curriculum.

The foundation collaborates with high-level security advisors to offer survival information for protection in emergencies. We are focused on bringing these skills to schools, so teachers feel confident of protecting their students and themselves. Scenario-based training must be as intrinsic a part of schooling as fire drills.

Born out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre on Valentine’s Day 2018, when the founders lost their beautiful 14 year-old daughter, Alyssa Alhadeff, they are here to strengthen the weaknesses in school security. Parkland’s shooting did not have to happen. They are here to take action, protecting schools so it never happens again. With passion and persistence, it can be done. Children should thrive in classrooms, not fear for their lives. The time has come to make schools safe!

 

Sign the Petition

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representatives-pass-the-alyssa-law-at-the-national-level?redirect=false

Help pass Alyssa’s Law nationwide! Every school. Every state. School shootings need to stop. NOW!
It’s not just a mission. It’s a movement.

 

Make a Donation

https://makeourschoolssafe.networkforgood.com/projects/84304-donate-now

Contributions benefit Make Our Schools Safe, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information of Make Schools Safe, Inc dba Make Our Schools Safe, may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll free at 1.800.435.7352 within the state of Florida or by visiting www.floridaconsumerhelp.com. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. Federal Tax ID # 82-4648559.

 

Get Involved

Anyone can sign up and become involved with the ‘Make Our Schools Safe’ Club (MOSS) or Become a Moss Volunteer. Or sponsor and participate in an event that supports the cause with several events happening from now until the end of the year.

Moss Club: https://makeourschoolssafe.org/make-our-schools-safe-club/
Events: https://makeourschoolssafe.org/events/

 

Social Media

Join the conversation and express your support on Facebook and Twitter.
#makeourschoolssafe