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Peters
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631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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Safe2Say

"Safe2Say Something" in Peters Township

Safe 2 Say Something
Safety in our schools is everyone's responsibility. If you are aware of a threat or a dangerous situation for our students or staff, it is important to share that information with a trusted adult, by calling 911 or by using an anonymous tip line
 
In 2018, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Act 44 mandating the establishment and use of the “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) anonymous reporting system by every Pennsylvania school. Developed in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, the app will help facilitate the reporting of important safety related information that could help save lives in our schools. 
 
S2SS allows individuals to submit secure and anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene when unsafe and/or harmful behaviors take place within K-12 schools statewide.  
 
Through S2SS, students and community members may ANONYMOUSLY share safety information through the: 
  • S2SS app (Safe2SaySomething PA)
  • website at https://www.safe2saypa.org/ , or 
  • 24/7 Crisis Center Hotline at 1-844-SAF2SAY (1-844-723-2729)
The tip is then triaged by the Crisis Center to gather enough information and is delivered to the impacted school and, as needed, local law enforcement via 911 County Dispatch. Anonymity is strictly protected unless the person submitting the information wishes to share their identity.  If an individual abuses the system or breaks a state or federal law, the District can request a court order to uncover anonymity.
 
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Why Do We Need S2SS in Peters Township?

In studies of school violence across the country, the overwhelming fact is that SOMEONE KNEW the act was going to take place. In the majority of violent acts there are warning signs or signals:
  • 37% of threats of violence, bullying, etc. are sent electronically; 28% used social media. 
  • 80% of school shooters tell someone of their violent plans. 69% tell more than one person. 
  • Most mass shootings are planned for 6+ months. 
  • Up to 70% of people who complete suicide tell someone their plans or give some other warning sign. Youth typically display/present pathway behaviors / at-risk behaviors between the ages of 13-17. 

Programs like S2SS share options for students to alert someone to these incidents BEFORE they happen.  The program also provides the important component of training staff members to identify the warning signs in students.  

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K-6 Students & Families
Students in grades k-6 may continue to use the Safe Schools Tip Forms found on each building's homepage. If the issue is urgent, please call 9-1-1.
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Peters
Township
School District
Peters Township School District
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631 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA 15317
Phone: 724-941-6251
Fax: 724-941-6565
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