Student Safety Initiative
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New legislation could be a lifesaver to students. The "OK-2-Say" initiative would create a twenty-four seven, three hundred sixty-five day hotline, where students, teachers, or parents can report violence anonymously--like if a kid brought a gun to school or was making threats.
The program would also enable the use of social media, video, and texting to help report violence.
"We need to appeal to young people today. The most important part is they should feel safe to tell, and not look at is as the snitch end to tell," said Michigan State Police Director, Kristi Etue.
This legislation is supported by the Attorney General, State Police, and the Department of Education. If passed, it would be ready for the upcoming school year