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Task force to unveil "Text to Protect"

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MADISON, AL (WAFF) - A North Alabama school district is proposing a program called "Text to Protect" to keep students safe.

The suggestion comes several months after a teen was shot at his school in Madison by another student.

This is just the first step to strengthen security in local schools. Madison police and school officials will introduce the new hotline Tuesday.

It's a way for students, teachers and parents to call, text or email school leaders if they see anything suspicious at school.

This comes almost four months after a student shot and killed 14-year-old Todd Brown at Discovery Middle School.

Since then, a community task force made up of a little more than 30 members set out to come up with better security measures at local schools.

Some of their suggestions included hiring more school resource officers and upgrading technology, like adding more surveillance cameras district-wide and even in some classrooms.

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