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Hundreds Find It's "Okay 2 Say" Something To Prevent School Violence

January 13, 2015

By Pat Batcheller




"If we save the life of one student, just one student, we will have been successful."

Sonny Gast, spokesperson for Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.

A state program designed to prevent school violence received more than 400 tips since it began in September. “Okay2Say” encourages students to report potential threats confidentially through phone calls, texts, and e-mails. Sonny Gast is a spokesperson for Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. She tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that “Okay2Say” is modeled after a Colorado reporting system that was launched after the Columbine massacre. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

To report violence or threats at your school, call 1-855-5-OK2SAY (1-855-565-2729), text OK2SAY to 652729, or e-mail ok2say@mi.gov.

You can learn more at the OK2SAY web site.