The purpose of the program is to provide students a safe place to anonymously submit information.
Beginning this school year, Turner High School has partnered with KC Scholastic Crime Stoppers to provide an easy, anonymous option for students to report concerns they have regarding school safety and mental health issues amongst their peers. KC Crime Stoppers works with many schools in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Their purpose is to "provide students a safe place to submit information they may have about bullying, a student's mental well-being, drugs, guns, vandalism, thefts, or other crimes in their schools." The program provides an anonymous tip submission platform that will be available to students and routed to school administrators.
"We want to provide as many pathways as possible for students to report safety issues, and that includes when they see a friend that may be struggling and needs help. It gives them an opportunity for them to let us know that we need to check on certain students," said THS Principal Mark Farrar.
"We want to make sure that every student that walks through our front door is in a good place, both physically and mentally. This is another tool that will allow us to achieve that goal."
You can learn more about the program at www.turnerusd202.org/crimestoppers