COLORADO — A new report released Tuesday shows Safe2Tell received a record number of tips in the 2018-19 school year.
The program received a total number of 22,332 tips from August 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019.
Here's a breakdown of the top threats reported:
- Tips regarding suicide = 3,668
- Tips regarding drugs = 2,164
- Tips regarding bullying = 1,871
The report said this was a 28% increase from the number of tips received in the 2017-18 school year.
“Safe2Tell is in its 15th year and the record-breaking number of tips in the last school year demonstrates how the program continues to be a valuable resource for school safety throughout Colorado,” Safe2Tell Program Director Essi Ellis said in a press release. “We are grateful for the many partners we have in this important work, and we’ll continue to collaborate with them to implement improvements to the program to keep schools safe.”
Tips were mostly reported using the mobile app.
The report said 31% reported using the mobile app, 25% with a mobile browser, 23% on the phone, and 21% with a web browser.
Local law enforcement officials were able to determine that 541 tips of the total 22,332 were false, according to the report.
Safe2Tell is a violence intervention and prevention program for students to anonymously report threats to their own and others’ safety.
You can call 1-877-542-7233 to make a report. You can also use the Safe2Tell mobile app or head to Safe2Tell.org.