SEARCY, AR (KAIT) - Police in Searcy will be able to notify city schools of any emergencies with a designated cell phone.
According to the Searcy Police Department in a news release Monday, the phone is used to notify all public and private schools in Searcy by text message.
The texts go to designated administrators from each school in the event of a dangerous situation.
All schools will not be alerted on every threat, just in the area of the potential threat.
The system did not cost any extra money to the city or to the schools, the police department said.