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See Something, Say Something

North Carolina State Superintendent Mark Johnson has launched a statewide program to expand school safety efforts. The state has joined Sandy Hook Promise to bring the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System to North Carolina schools. This system is designed to change and save lives by teaching students, educators and administrators how to recognize the signs and signals of those who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others, and to anonymously report this information through a telephone crisis hotline, website or mobile app.

Our school participated in training on the Say Something Reporting System today. During the training, students and teachers watched a 27- minute video that taught students how to report an anonymous tip via the system, which will be live in UCPS on December 23. In addition, the video provides statistics and references about bullying, suicide and school violence.

Following the training, we encourage you to talk to your student about what they learned. If you or your student have questions, please contact a school counselor or administrator. For more information about the program, visit saysomething.net.

Additional information about the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System will be shared in the coming weeks. Thank you for your partnership and cooperation as we work to keep our students and schools safe.

Ashley Smith