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Colorado Safety Tip Line Aims to Go Nationwide

By Evie Blad — December 01, 2015 1 min read
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A Colorado-based anonymous school violence tip line credited with stopping numerous planned attacks is seeking to expand its model to other states.

The Safe2Tell tip line, developed after the 1999 shootings at Colorado’s Columbine High School, follows best practices for crime-reporting systems: Reports are anonymous and quickly handled, and law enforcement and operators are trained in how to quickly cooperate to investigate threats.

According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the program “has intervened with 2,641 youths who were contemplating suicide, prevented 412 planned attacks, and addressed 3,601 cases of bullying, among thousands of other incidents.” It is also credited with the discovery of a sexting ring in Cañon City, Colo.

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A version of this article appeared in the December 02, 2015 edition of Education Week as Colorado Safety Tip Line Aims to Go Nationwide

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