OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – School safety is a major priority for teachers and school administrators.

Now, some Kentucky school districts are using a new system to keep everyone informed in emergencies.

Owensboro Public Schools is using the new “CrisisGo” platform.

Chris Gaddis, of Owensboro Public Schools, says it notifies school staff members of lockdowns, weather warnings, and other emergencies through text messages sent by an app.

It notifies them quicker so they can get students to safety faster.

“We’re not searching, finding principals, who do we need to talk to in buildings, and then once we alert them through CrisisGo, it sets us a communication text message back and forth with all of its users.”

Gaddis also says Union and Fayette County Schools are starting to use the CrisisGo system.

More information about the app can be found here.

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This story was originally published on August 6, 2019