D-51: Safe2Tell app seeing jump in submissions

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) -- District 51 said its anonymous reporting app, Safe2Tell, has gotten almost as many submissions in the last month as it has in the last decade.

Safe2Tell allows students to text, call, or use an app to report any problem they may be facing.

District 51 reported between 2004 and March 2017, there were only 42 reports made.

Since mid-March, the district said its gotten 34 tips.

After a message is submitted, it’s passed on to the appropriate people.

“That way if a child is in trouble at two in the morning, and we are worried about a possible suicidal risk, the police are dispatched within five minutes,” said Grand Junction High School counselor, Kati Garner. “So we have a quick response time to be able to help those kids.”

The district will be holding an open meeting to learn more about the app. That will take place Monday, April 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Mesa County Workforce Center.

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