OK-2-SAY

Education
5:39 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Confidential tip line for students available in Michigan

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Students in Michigan schools can now report potential threats through a confidential tip line.

The “OK-2-Say” line allows students and concerned citizens to report anonymous tips via a 24-hour hotline, web, text messages and a mobile app.

Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, sponsored the bill to create the 24-hour, confidential tip line. She hopes the program will become a safe way to prevent violence in schools.

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Education
5:08 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Michigan students are being told it's 'OK-2-Say' to prevent school violence

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette holds up a smart phone during a news conference in Flint to show how students can access OK-2-Say. Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton looks on.
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Michigan students have a new way to report potential threats in state schools.

Starting this fall, students who believe they have information about potential criminal activities at schools can use the OK-2-Say hotline to call, text or email tips to law enforcement.

Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton joined other officials at a Flint area school today to promote the statewide program.

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Education
3:35 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

State House considers new program to prevent school violence

Columbine High School was the site of a deadly school shooting in 1999. The OK-2-SAY hotline hopes to prevent future incidences of school violence.
Credit Columbine High School

The Michigan House of Representatives is considering a new program to help prevent school violence.

The OK-2-SAY hotline would be available for students, teachers, parents or community members to call and report incidences of violence in schools.

Joanne Spry is the superintendent of Cadillac Area Public Schools. She implemented a similar program when she worked as an administrator in Colorado after the school shootings in Columbine. Spry says students are more likely to report something anonymously.

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