AKRON — Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation has announced it will host a Safe Schools Hotline, a service that provides a means of reporting incidents or possible threats before they happen so the school corporation can take steps necessary to prevent those threats.
TVSC Safe Schools Hotline is a telephone application, voice or text message, that allows students, parents, and members of the community to report threats of violence, bullying, suicide, theft, gang activity, drug use, vandalism or any other concern at any TVSC school.
With this telephone application, when someone calls the number to report a threat or problem, the caller is prompted to leave a message along with any other important information. The message is immediately transmitted via telephone, cell phone and email to the building administrators and the TVSC school resource officer.
TVSC has the ability to manage the calls through a website, where school officials can see and download call reports. A full transcript of the call is transmitted with each email so that the administrator has first-hand knowledge of the call received. A school administrator will evaluate the potential threat level and respond accordingly.
In a world where the unthinkable happens somewhere nearly every day, tools such as the TVSC Safe Schools Hotline are needed to help protect students and staff from a tragedy that no parent, teacher, or school administrator ever wants to deal with. For anyone who has first-hand knowledge of a potentially harmful situation, please call the TVSC Safe Schools Hotline at (574) 387-3825.