Richmond County School System Launches 24/7 School Safety Tip Line
Friday, October 30th, 2020
Richmond County School System announced today the launch of its new anonymous Tip Line. The Tip Line offers students, parents and school system stakeholders a way to keep themselves and others safe and report bullying, violence, drugs, threats, human trafficking, suicidal thoughts or anything that would cause harm to themselves or others.
“School safety is an important part of making sure that our schools maintain an environment that supports learning,” said Dr. Kenneth Bradshaw, RCSS Superintendent. “Providing an around the clock resource for students to report their broad and specific safety concerns in our schools gives us an opportunity to address them efficiently.”
The Tip Line is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. All reports are directed to a staffed SPRIGEO call center which provides the reports to school administrators. Tips requiring emergency response will be referred to local emergency response agencies.
“Anonymous reporting removes the fear of retaliation and gives schools access to information about events that happen outside of school hours that may affect a student’s ability to focus on learning at school,” said Dr. LaMonica Hillman, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. “This tool will help reduce the impact of unsafe situations our students face at home and at school.”
To make a report, call 706-828-1077, submit a report online at http://rcboe.info/TipLine, or download the SPRIGEO app in the Apple Store or Google Play store.
“We encourage all our students, parents and staff to use our Tip Line to say something, if they see or hear something that is unsafe for our students or in our schools,” Dr. Bradshaw added.