Mason Garcia and his classmates have new technology coming to their school.
Soon the Rave Panic Button app will be installed on all East Baton Rouge school administrators cell phones. The app sends out alerts on emergencies like an active shooter, fire, medical and more at the touch of your screen.
“Everyone gets alerted and then the situation can be handled really quickly,” Garcia said.
Garcia’s mom says she’s happy the app will be used because she feels it’s an easier way to keep everyone informed.
“With technology you can instantaneously alert the kids, the students [and] the parents. Before, an active shooter could be down the hall, and no one would be able to know it,” Nancy Po, Garcia’s mom, said.
The superintendent says he’s glad his schools’ will be equipped with the tools they need to keep everyone safe.
“To have this opportunity gives us a quicker opportunity to respond to any potential thing that may happen,” Warren Drake, said.
Garcia says though he already feels safe he’s excited for the new addition.
Drake says the app should be used in 2020.