New school safety hotline gets over 600 tips in first week

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s new program for reporting potential threats of school violence received 615 tips and calls during its first week, state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.

The Safe2Say Something Anonymous Reporting System was activated January 14.

The statewide program encourages students, teachers, and school staff to report potential threats of violence, self-harm, and other problems through its app or website, safe2saypa.org, or by calling 1-844-Saf2Say.

Crisis center analysts process the tips and refer them to police and school officials when necessary.

The program run by the state attorney general’s office was established by the state Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf last year.

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