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Alabama school arming teachers with panic buttons

Schools across the country are beefing up security measures in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting. One Alabama school district has come up a solution -- panic buttons.
(CNN) -- Schools across the country are beefing up security measures in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.

One Alabama school district has come up a solution -- panic buttons.

The devices have been handed out to teachers and staff at Orange Beach Elementary School-- the only public school in the city.

They can wear them around their necks or keep them within reach in case of emergency.
According to the Mobile-Press Register, when the button is pushed, blue lights go off throughout the school, prompting everyone to go into lockdown mode.

The city's police department has also placed an armed officer in the school full time.

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