Maine Schools Adopt Affordable Emergency-Alert Solution

By Michael Belfiore

A beacon-based system provides real-time location information at the press of a smartphone's button.

The events of December 14, 2012—when a gunman burst into the Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., and killed 26 adults and children—remains indelibly etched in the minds of educators and parents everywhere. As a result, public school officials nationwide are still asking the question: What can we do if Sandy Hook happens here? This fall, in time for the 2015-16 school year, the superintendents of the five school districts in Franklin...

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