The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office has initiated a 24/7 tip hotline for all PA School Districts. This tip line is a youth violence prevention program through a state grant from Sandy Hook Promise. The tip line was established through a 2018 safety law signed by Governor Tom Wolfe named Act 44 of 2018.
Safety Tips may be submitted by students, parents, and/or community members regarding assault, abuse (physical/verbal), bullying/intimidation, knowledge of plans related to violent acts, mental health (depression, anxiety, or loss of self control), fighting, weapon/gun violence, drug/tobacco use, harassment, reckless behavior, social isolation, suicide concerns (threats, cutting, or self harm), family issues, or the like.
Throughout the next month all Fort Cherry Students in Grades 5-12 are required by law to be educated on this new resource. More information will be released to parents in the coming weeks. However, the tip line is available for use today and you may gain more information about his resource on the Safe2SayWebsite...www.safe2saypa.org
Here’s how it works:
An anonymous tip is reported through the Safe2SaySomething system via one of the following:
phone: 1-844-SAF2SAY (723-27290)
app: Safe2Say Something PA
Crisis Center in Harrisburg reviews, assesses, and processes all submissions
Crisis Center sends all submissions to school administration and/or law enforcement for intervention
If needed, crisis center may contact tipster anonymously through the app
**If a tip is found to be non-credible and blatantly untrue, whereby wasting resources, law enforcement time/energy, and attempts falsely accuse others...the tipster’s information can be obtained and actions can be taken by local law enforcement, school district, and/or Attorney General's office for reporting false information