Martin Highlights PA Safe2Say Program

(HARRISBURG) – Recently, the Pennsylvania Senate celebrated “Safe2Say Something Week” by introducing a resolution which commemorates the program that is considered a national model to protect students, teachers, school employees and the community.   State Senator Scott Martin (R-13) today highlighted the state’s Safe2Say Program – a school threat monitoring system to help reduce school violence.

“This program uses commonsense to help save lives by providing an avenue to report potential threats and other activity,” said Martin, who worked with Senators Browne and Hughes on the passage of the legislation in 2018 which created the program. “School safety must continue to be one of our highest priorities. The creation of a strong reporting system that allows students to make reports anonymously means students are more likely to bring issues to the attention of authorities.”

Act 44 of 2018 established Safe2Say program, which allows anonymous reporting of threats regarding unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent or criminal activities in schools and began accepting reports in January 2019. Since then, more than 56,709 reports have been submitted, with 10,495 received in the 2020-21 school year.  The program accepts anonymous reports through a hotline, online or an app that are then sent to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials for further investigation.

Contact: Terry Trego

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