??? Have you hit the so-called panic
button while at home or at work
recently ??? While it may be a phrase
that you use to describe a tense situation,
some local schools are having an actual
panic button installed to increase
school safety. One of those is the
Lancaster School District.
District Administrator Rob Wagner.
Wagner says the panic buttons will
be activated with the new school year.
They cost $3,500 to install, and the
work was done by the same vendor
who put in the door security systems
at the main entrances to each of the
district school buildings and the
The hope is no one will accidentally hit
the panic button and cause false alert across
the school district.
Wagner says they’ll be working on the
final details of what to do if the button is
accidentally pressed. The buttons are
placed in a location so they’re not easy
to accidentally bump or touch them.
Wagner says the goal is creating a
safe environment for staff and students.