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Columbus City Schools now offering safer tip-line to receive anonymous student concerns

Columbus City Schools is joining a statewide hotline operated by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, where safety experts will take tips about security concerns inside the classroom. (WSYX/WTTE)

Columbus City Schools students, parents, and faculty being urged to speak up and save lives by using a statewide hotline to share information about threats to student safety.

"Anyone that sees or hears something in the schools can report it anonymously," said Columbus City Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. John Stanford.

The school district now joining a statewide hotline operated by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, where safety experts will take tips about security concerns inside the classroom.

Students, parents, teachers, and faculty, now able to call or text 844-SAFEROH and speak anonymously to anyone at anytime. It's the first time a number like this has been made available district-wide.

Stanford says tips called in can be about any safety concern, including bullying and suicide.

Once the information is phoned in, the details will be assessed and sent to Columbus City School officials who will determine what kind of action to take.



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