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App Allows Students To Report Concerns

Posted at 8:11 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 21:11:42-05

In tonight's Project Safe Schools, another school safety app is being used by districts that give students a way to voice concerns about potential threats.

Anonymous Alerts is an app that allows students, parents and community members to anonymously report suspicious or troubling activity.

The system can be used for bullying, drugs, weapons on campus and safety issues though depression and suicide concerns are some of the most common types of reports.

Dr. Lorraine Termini, dean of student life at Greenwich High School

"The Anonymous Alert stated something like 'My friend wants to kill himself' and I kept going back and forth," said Dr. Lorraine Termini, dean of student life at Greenwich High School. "I was able to communicate, and after about three or four times, the person said 'It's me. I'm writing about myself', and gave me the name. We sent the police, and the student was hospitalized."

Founder and CEO Gregory Bender says school shootings are what spurred the idea for the app.

He says a key element is that students can remain anonymous.

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