Robbinsdale Schools Launches Anonymous Crisis Reporting System
The Robbinsdale School District is launching a new crisis reporting system with the goal of keeping students and teachers safe.
The Say Something anonymous reporting system allows the district’s middle and high school students to report concerns about a classmate that is struggling or may become violent.
Tipsters can report threats against a school that they have seen or overheard, or a personal crisis such as depression, sexual harassment, bullying or abuse.
“We believe the system — and the student training that starts this week — will go a long way toward protecting our students and staff from potential violence in our schools,” said Bo Powell, director of security at Robbinsdale Schools.
Training at district schools will run from Thursday, Sept. 14, to Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Once the program is implemented, students will be able to make an anonymous report through the mobile app, a website or a phone hotline.
The app is available for free through the Apple App Store or through Google Play. To submit a phone hotline tip, call 1-844-5-SAYNOW.
The program sends the tips to the National Crisis Center, which, in cases of an immediate threat, will contact school administrators or law enforcement as needed.
The national nonprofit Sandy Hook Promise offers the program to districts for free.
More than 5,000 schools and school districts participate in the program.