School hands out panic buttons to teachers

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ORANGE BEACH, Ala.—Schools across the country are testing out new ways to enhance security.

One school district in Alabama has come up with a solution by handing out panic buttons.

The devices have been handed out to teachers and staff at Orange Beach Elementary School.

They can wear them around their necks or keep them within reach in case of emergency.

When the button is pushed, blue lights go off through the school, prompting everyone to go into lock down mode.