A new app that allows students, parents and staff to report threats and suspicious activity directly to local law enforcement has launched.
The app, called StudentProtect, a collaboration between the School District of Palm Beach County, District Police Department and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, has the ability for the user to dial 911 and have the exact GPS location of their mobile device sent to first responders. Users can also subscribe to specific schools to receive alerts and notifications from law enforcement.
The app provides centralized reporting where the concern be reviewed and sent to the right agency to investigate. Tips sent through the app can be made anonymously and users can also include video and images with the report.
Users can also submit reports of concerns over mental health, social media and bullying, but law enforcement warned that false reports made through the app will also be investigated and can lead to disciplinary and legal action.
The app is available for both Apple and Android devices by searching “PBC StudentProtect”.
For more information, visit studentprotectapp.com/pbc.
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