Program nets almost 2,800 student tips on safety

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - Colorado Attorney General John Suthers says law enforcement received almost 2,800 anonymous tips from students about potentially dangerous situations through a messaging program implemented in the 2004-2005 school year.

Suthers says the Safe2Tell program has been instrumental in preventing or putting a stop to problems at schools, including gang issues, bullying and student harassment.

Suthers' office released the statistics Monday. The tips led to 67 arrests, 393 investigations and school disciplinary action in 284 cases.

Under the program, students can call in tips or submit information on the Safe2Tell website. Students in Jefferson County public schools can send tips through text messages under a pilot program called Safe2Text.

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