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Dec 13, 2013 10:17 PM by Andy Koen

No tips made to school violence hotline prior to shooting

COLORADO SPRINGS - There were no specific threats or tips related to the Arapahoe High School shooting made to the Safe-2-Tell hotline. The organization was created in the months after the Columbine High School mass shooting in 1999 to try and prevent future deadly acts of school violence.

Director Susan Payne said strides have been made in school shooting prevention. A total of 282 direct reports of a potential school shootings were made to Safe-2-Tell and Payne said 30 of those cases involved all the components necessary for a student to take action.

"So, we have been able to make strides in being able to prevent them," Payne said.
"We now receive hundreds of reports per month regarding suicidal children, kids with behavioral concerns and we are taking these things very seriously here in Colorado."

There was in increase in calls made to the hotline this month, but Payne said none of the tips mentioned anything connected to Arapahoe High School.

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