Panic buttons installed in Denver public schools

(KUSA) When most of Denver Public Schools returns to class next week, students and parents will see new security measures installed over the summer. What they will not see is a new emergency duress button.

“We have to be able to lock down our schools and get our kids down, out, and out of sight within seconds,” Michael Eaton, DPS Chief of Safety and Security, says.

At every building in the district, a duress button was placed in secret locations around the school. When pressed, it will automatically launch the lockdown protocol within the building and send a call for help to district security and Denver Police.

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