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Penfield schools install emergency alert buttons amid increasingly frequent school threats

The Penfield Central School District has moved in a new direction amid threats at schools locally- and across the U.S.

According to district officials, easy-to-use emergency alert buttons have been installed.

News10NBC reports that families in the district received a letter updating them on safety measures being taken amid heightened concerns at schools across the country.

Earlier this week there was a threat in the district- with graffiti found on a bathroom wall. No credible threat was found by law enforcement.

Staff members will be able to initiate the emergency alert system right from their phones.

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