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A pocket-size panic button for Ada educators

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Ada educators can use the Rave Panic Button app to call for help in an emergency. (KTEN) Ada educators can use the Rave Panic Button app to call for help in an emergency. (KTEN)

ADA, Okla. -- Pontotoc County is using a new app to help keep schools safe.

The Rave Panic Button app helps teachers and administrators alert 911 in case of an emergency. Ada schools already use it, with other districts to follow.

Pontotoc County 911 Director Daniel Manuel said it's free for districts, and has features like texting.

"There can be a situation where an active shooter is involved where the caller is hiding and they need to be perfectly silent. So that lets our dispatchers continue to get lifesaving information about what is going on," Manuel explained.

More than 65 percent of Oklahoma schools have opted in to using the Rave Panic Button app, with more expected.

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