NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A bill that would equip Tennessee school teachers with silent panic buttons unanimously passed the state Senate on Thursday, two and a half weeks after a deadly mass shooting at a Christian elementary school in Nashville.
Gov. Bill Lee plans to sign Alyssa's Law when it reaches his desk, a spokesperson tells FOX 17 News.
The legislation is spearheaded by the mother of a 14-year-old Parkland, Florida student, Alyssa Alhadeff, who died in the 2018 mass shooting.
"She was shot eight times in her English classroom and it’s so painful that I live with that pain every single day," Lori Alhadeff said.
HB0322/SB0274 passed the Senate 32-0 this week.
Alhadeff says the panic buttons have already saved lives. Read more about the bill here.
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