YAPHANK - Suffolk authorities today demonstrated a new emergency notification system aimed at keeping children safe in school.
The School Active Violence Emergency hotline, otherwise known as SAVE, is a panic button that connects schools directly to a 911 operator.
Legislator Sarah Anker, education committee chair, pushed for the system. She says it could be the first in the state.
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Mt. Sinai, Longwood, Miller Place, East Moriches, Rocky Point and Hauppauge school districts are already interested in SAVE. The cost of the panic button is between $80 and $250, to be paid for by the individual districts.
Suffolk police say the system should be up and running in two to three weeks.