Safe2Say program aims to impact school safety


    Safe2Say is a brand new program that allows students and their parents, to have a direct impact on their own safety.

    "We're still in the process of setting up training with our students and we're getting it posted onto our website."

    William King is the Lakeland School District Superintendent.

    He says the Safe2Say tip line could save lives.

    While it's still new, he wants all families to get on board, and see the potential benefits.

    "Well I'm hoping that they use, I'm hoping they use it responsibly...and once again if they're not comfortable calling a school administrator, a resource officer or local police...they have the opportunity to report through this statewide tip line in the attorney generals office," King said.

    Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro first pitched the idea in May 2018.

    It's an anonymous 24/7 tip line which lets students, primarily grades 6 through 12, share anything they think could put them and their school at risk.

    Once tips are shared, they'll be vetted by the AG's office.

    Then shared with the proper authorities if a threat is found to be credible.

    "And I think that's just one more tool in our toolbox to help protect the health, safety and welfare, not only here at Lakeland, but across the commonwealth," said King.

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