22/02/2024

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anonymous tip line flags numerous firearm threats in schools

anonymous tip line flags numerous firearm threats in schools

Researchers from the University of Michigan found that young people submitted thousands of tips each year on firearm-related risks to a North Carolina anonymous reporting system, which gives K-12 students there a way to confidentially report concerning behaviors.

In the study, UM’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise analyzed the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System in North Carolina, which serves 103 school districts and 156 charter schools.

anonymous tip line flags numerous firearm threats in schools

Researcher pulled data from more than 18,000 tips made through the system. According to the study, 1 in 10 tips submitted involved firearm-related threats.

Once tips are reported, UM official said they are classified as non-life-threatening or life-threatening by the National Crisis Center, part of the anonymous reporting system.