Schools in West will soon host a new software tool that allows teachers and students to alert police without calling 911.

COPsync is set to be installed into 250 computers across the West ISD next month. The district is piloting the program for free for the next two years, which will save them around $14,000 in installation and operating costs.

Other area school districts may soon embrace the program as well, which is estimated to cost around $1,200 per school year.