There is now a new system available that will allow Michigan residents to get warnings about public safety emergencies. Governor Rick Snyder signed the legislation Friday that was drafted in response to the February mass shooting in Kalamazoo that left 6 people dead and two others injured.

“Leveraging current technology” Snyder said, “Will be valuable for preventing greater harm during dangerous incidents and senseless acts of violence.” The new law creates the Public Threat Alert System that will rapidly spread the word about things like active shooters or other dangerous situations.

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