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Phone app to help with school emergencies in Limestone County

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

An app for teachers, administrators and staff in Athens and Limestone County gives the 911 center instant information to help in an active shooter situation at a school.

The app was put in place two years ago and is reassuring for school personnel. This potentially life-saving app makes it easy for everyone on campus to get help.

"We do have medical calls at schools. It may be a car-rider or a parent or grandparent in the car line. They push this button, a medical button, a fire button, an active shooter button, for a second and a half that calls us, as well as sends out in-app alerts texts, emails and a blaring alarm you can't miss on all those devices that are registered," said Brandon Wallace, Director of Athens-Limestone County 911.

Wallace says this easy app has been well worth the money.

And has already paid off. 

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