Ortt’s Lockdown Drill Bill Signed into Law to Protect Children

May 04, 2016

Senator Ortt’s bill requiring lockdown drills to become mandatory in school s was recently signed into law as part of the state budget. Under the new law, four lockdown drills would be required in the first half of the year. Fire drills would be decreased from 12 to eight to avoid burdening schools with more mandates. The law takes effect this July.

News Articles:

The Daily News: Protect the Children

Lockport Journal: Mandatory Lockdown Bill Signed into Law

WBFO: Schools Mandated to Conduct Lockdown Drills

Rochester First.com: School Lockdown Drills Now Mandatory

Bedrock Intelligence Group: School Lockdown Drills to Become Mandatory

18 News (MyTwinTiers.com): School Lockdown Drills to Become Mandatory