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Statement from Norman Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Nick Migliorino in response to the Governor’s executive order directing Oklahoma school districts to implement the RAVE Panic Button app.

Norman Public Schools is proud to have been one of Oklahoma’s pioneer users of the RAVE Panic Button app. In fact, when Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hoffmeister announced in 2019 the app would be made available to Oklahoma schools free of charge, she held her press event at Norman North High School.

The RAVE app gives users the ability to simultaneously connect with 911 and first responders and send a text alert to school staff in the event of an emergency. When activated, the Rave Panic Button app delivers critical data such as location and school layouts to 911 and first responders, enabling them to coordinate a faster, more effective response to any type of school emergency. Norman Public Schools has already seen the app utilized by staff on numerous occasions and we believe in some cases it may have even saved lives.

The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority and I know the same is true in every school district across the state. This is one more critical tool we can use to be prepared for whatever situations may arise and to keep our students and staff safe.