Washington passes legislation to make schools safer

WASHINGTON -- New legislation in Olympia aims to keep your kids safer at school and prevent violence before it starts.

This week, the Washington State Senate approved a bill that would set aside $10 million dollars for security improvements at schools. It's all a part of a $475 million investment in building new schools. The main purchase will be silent panic alarms that call police. Lawmakers believe it will significantly improve police response times to schools.

Local parent, Jeremy Frum says, "Anything to help save the kids, keep them safe, keep the teachers safe. I got one that's 18 and one that's 13. Girls. So hopefully they'll be safer in school now."

The $10 million will be awarded over the next two years.