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CCSD unveils instant alert system pilot program after rash of school violence

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Jun 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-03 01:26:08-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County School District leaders unveiled a pilot program for an instant alert system at several of the district's schools.

Leaders held a press conference at Mojave High School on Thursday to discuss school safety developments and updates.

A badge made by the Atlanta based company CENTEGIX allows a teacher to press a button that will send a wireless alert to school administrators and police if there is an emergency on campus. It can send either a routine staff alert if there's some sort of fight or medical situation or initiate a school-wide lockdown in a critical emergency.

“It will allow our staff a quick and easy way to alert us and district leadership that there’s an emergency on a campus and campus leadership that things need to be addressed," Lt. Bryan Zink of CCSD PD, said.

The program is part of the district's effort to improve security at schools following a rash of violent incidents that led to protests from teachers and staff.

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Among them was the brutal attack of an Eldorado High School teacher, for which a 16-year-old student was arrested.