HARRISBURG – Bipartisan legislation is being introduced addressing the issue of law enforcement response time when a life-threatening emergency occurs at a school. The bill requires that all public schools be equipped with silent panic alarms that directly notify law enforcement in the event of a school-based emergency. It enables school authorities to take proactive measures that can potentially save lives during emergencies. The measure, known as Alyssa’s Law, is named for Alyssa Alhadeff, one of the victims of the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting in Parkland, FL. Due to tireless advocacy by Alyssa’s family and their organization, Make Our Schools Safe, Alyssa’s Law has been signed into law in five other states and is in progress in several others. PA Republican state Sen. Tracy Pennycuick and Democrat Sen. Art Haywood have introduced legislation.