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See A Possible Threat To Your School? It's OK-2-SAY.

May 22, 2013

Photo Credit | Dale G. Young - The Detroit News



“The U.S. Secret Service conducted a survey in conjunction with the Department of Education…that in 81% of the incidences of school violence there’s been at least one person—one other person—who had knowledge of this potential act of violence beyond the perpetrators. If we can receive some of that information, try to respond in a coherent and prompt fashion, then that is a positive measure for school safety.”--Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette


Starting this fall, Michigan students could have a new way to report threats of school violence. This week, state officials announced a school safety initiative they call "OK-2-SAY". It would let students send in tips by phone, text message, or e-mail. They could also use a mobile app that takes photo and video tips. Officials promise it will be confidential. WDET's Pat Batcheller talked about it with Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.

Learn more about OK-2-SAY here


Photo Credit | Dale G. Young - The Detroit News