Gov. Snyder signs bill inspired by mass shooting to alert public

Posted at 1:09 PM, Jun 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-24 13:10:08-04

After a man went on a shooting spree in Kalamazoo County that killed six people and injured two, a bill was designed to alert the public of any serious public threats.

On Friday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 976 and House Bills 5442 and 5567, which establish a Public Threat Alert System that will quickly get information out by radio, television stations and wireless devices.

“Leveraging current technology to quickly warn Michiganders of imminent threats will be valuable for preventing greater harm during dangerous incidents and senseless acts of violence,” Snyder said.

After the shootings in Kalamazoo, a release from the Governor’s Office says that many residents called for a warning system that would inform them of any dangerous situations.