Deutch Statement on Signing of "Alyssa's Law" in Florida
After Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law "Alyssa's Law," which requires teachers and school staff to have panic buttons that directly alert law enforcement of emergencies, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) issued this statement:
"I will never forget hearing Lori Alhadeff passionately call for action after her beautiful daughter Alyssa was killed at Stoneman Douglas High School. I have seen the love she has for Alyssa through her tireless work to get Alyssa's Law passed and signed, not only in Florida but in states around the country. I will continue to work with Lori and the other Parkland families to prevent school violence and to make Alyssa's Law a part of a comprehensive strategy to save lives in school emergencies in every state."
The law is named in remembrance of Alyssa Alhadeff who was 14 years old when she was killed in the Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy.
Congressman Deutch introduced the bipartisan School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act of 2019 which would expand Alyssa’s Law across the country.