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(Photo Credit Via, Jefferson-Morgan School District Website)

(Photo Credit Via, Jefferson-Morgan School District Website)

On Tuesday, January 15th grades 7th-12th were trained on a new program named Safe2Say Something (S2SS). Training and information began on this day although anyone was able to start submitting tips on Tuesday, January 14th via the Safe2Say Something reporting system.

Safe2Say Something (S2SS) is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. Safe2Say Something teaches youth how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media from any individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others. It also teaches students to “say something” BEFORE it is too late.

All K-12 schools in Pennsylvania are required by state law to participate in the Safe2Say Something program. The program requires the Jefferson-Morgan school district to train students in both the junior and senior high schools on how to properly utilize a 24/7 tip line app / website to submit anonymous tips regarding both student and school safety. Those tools went live and to full access on January 14th, 2019. The tips are triaged by Analysts in the Office of the Attorney General Crisis Center. The triage each tip to ensure there is enough information to act upon and determine if the tip is life safety or non-life safety. Also to conduct on-going 2-way dialog with the tipster when needed. The crisis center sends all submissions to school administration and/or law enforcement for intervention. If needed the crisis center may contact the tipster anonymously through the app.

Trained administrators served on the Jefferson-Morgan School Districts Safe2Say Team. On our districts website you will find the parent information provided by Safe2Say Something. In the coming weeks the school district will also be posting the student training presentation. For additional information, you may also visit  https://www.safe2saypa.org/  .