USD #416 releases Text-A-Tip
The Text-A-tip program provides students a confidential (not anonymous) method to report problems directly to the School Resource Officer and to school administrators.
Text-A-Tip will allow students to use their cell phone to text and report issues such as bullying, depression, fights, drugs, weapons, and any threats relating to campus safety. Via a confidential text, students can detail a problem without the fear of being labeled a “snitch,” “rat,” or “tattletale” by their peers. Posters will be placed around the campus so students will be aware of the program and the phone number for sending their texts.
Texting is a very comfortable way for the youth to communicate, and this program will keep the lines of communication open between the students and the school administrators.
Text-A-Tip to (913) 717-TIPS / (913) 717-8477. This number is a Google voice number which is tied in to Office Curry's usd416.org email account. The text message goes straight to his phone as a text message and a email message. Officer Curry can then forward necessary emails to the appropriate administrator.
This program is not intended for emergency use. In case of an emergency requiring immediate law enforcement response, students should call 911.