Active event warning system may become model for all Indiana schools

April 15, 2019 | The Times of Northwest Indiana

A school safety alert system used for the past four years throughout Porter County, as well as portions of Lake and Jasper counties, soon may be available to law enforcement in all 92 Indiana counties.

House Enrolled Act 1225 permits county sheriffs and local school corporations to request grants from the Indiana Secured School Fund to set up active event warning systems modeled on the Porter County system.

According to Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds, when a school leader triggers the system in an emergency situation — such as an active shooter — all area on- and off-duty law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels are notified through a mobile phone application.

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