Busy First Month For School Threat Tip Line

A threat reporting system now required for all Pennsylvania schools fielded nearly 5,000 tips in its first month, about a third of them were considered serious enough to pass along to local police and school officials. The goal of the “Safe 2 Say Something” program, which funnels tips to an around-the-clock call center at the attorney general’s headquarters in Harrisburg, is to respond to troubling behavior, unsafe school situations, and anything else tipsters deem appropriate to report. The program encompasses all K-12 students in Pennsylvania, including charter, private and vocational-technical schools. The reports come in through phone calls, by email, and via an app.