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Jenks Public Schools unveils anonymous tip line to report threats on campus

Jenks Public Schools launches tip line app
Posted at 3:49 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 18:24:39-04

JENKS, Okla. — The Trojan Tipline is an app that rolled out to the whole school community this week.

Once downloaded, people can anonymously report safety concerns to district officials using pictures and videos as well as location or descriptions. When a tip is submitted, district officials can immediately respond in an anonymous, two-way conversation monitored during all school hours.

"The students will have an easier way to communicate anything they hear. We have the see something, say something policy here and I think this is just going to make that a lot easier," Jenks Middle School teacher Holly McKenna said.

Parents said it simplifies the reporting process. With every tip people are linked to the school where they see or hear a concern.

"Before you would maybe see something or a student would see something and they would know that they could tell but not be sure who they should tell or when they should tell or how they should get a hold of the appropriate person to tell," Heather Turner said.

Turner said she appreciates Jenks keeping up with the latest technology.

"Unfortunately we can't predict the actions of others and we don't know what's going on in their minds and how they'll act that out. So since we don't have that this is just a great way to proactively approach things that we can't predict," she said.

Secondary students all have access to chrome books. Administrators hope this will make it easier for anyone to report incidents that appear to be a safety risk.

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