Michigan’s WZZM 13 reports how one school in the western part of the state is experimenting with a new instant-messaging alert system designed to immediately track down parents in the event of a school emergency. The 21st century emergency notification system called, “Instant Alert” allows instant text messages to be sent to a cell phone, eMail account, or personal digital assistant in order to inform parents of a situation and assure them of their child’s safety, the report said.