- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The state has launched a program that allows students to anonymously report threats or safety concerns to law enforcement and school authorities.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2exLgrd ) the program was introduced Wednesday in the Natrona County School District. The director of Safe2Tell, Bill Morse, says it will expand statewide by the end of the school year. He says authorities will still respond to any report made through the program’s call center, regardless of where it comes from.

Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Director Guy Cameron says the program is meant for authorities to able to intervene at the earliest point possible when a child doesn’t feel safe.

State legislators approved the program this year.

Safe2Tell was first implemented in Colorado after the mass shooting at Columbine High School in 1999.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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