Hochul signs law requiring school districts to consider panic buttons

Gov. Hochul signed a bill Thursday aimed at improving the security of schools.

"Alyssa’s Law," named after one of the victims of the 2018 Parkland shooting, now requires New York school districts to consider having panic buttons to alert police in the event of a life-threatening situation.

New York is now the third state to sign this law, following Florida and New Jersey.