ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — The Safe2Tell hotline provides students, parents, teachers and community members a way to confidentially report safety concerns “in order for appropriate teams of school officials and law enforcement to create effective interventions in the lives of youth who are struggling,” according to a press release.
People can take advantage by calling 1-844-996-7233 or going to safe2tellwy.org.
“When tragedies like the recent school shooting in Florida occur, students, parents, teachers and administrators naturally look to ways to prevent similar events in their schools and neighborhoods,” Wyoming Attorney General Peter Michael said in a press release. “We are fortunate in Wyoming, as a result of a concerted study and action by the governor and Legislature, to have a system in place called Safe2Tell that is part of the answer to preventing violence in, and associated with, our schools.”
In 2016, lawmakers passed a bill that created a statewide tip line for school safety. Since then, Safe2Tell operators, law enforcement and school officials have responded to over 185 tips regarding suicide threats and self-harm; investigated more than 100 tips on drug and alcohol use from students; addressed 191 cases of bullying; and 30 tips regarding school shootings, two of which led to an arrest.
Michael said anyone interested in school safety can play a role in maximizing the Safe2Tell’s effectiveness by downloading the application on their phones.