Anonymous Tip Reporting
Lakeville Area Schools is committed to the safety of our students, staff and community. We are committed to creating a safe, inclusive and positive climate in all of our schools, where all students feel comfortable and ready to learn. To do so, our entire community needs to work together to stay aware and act quickly when safety concerns arise. If you see something, say something, do something. We always encourage our community to share and report concerns directly with school leaders.
The district provides an anonymous tip reporting tool that enables students, staff, parents/guardians and community members to anonymously report student bullying, behavior and safety concerns 24/7, without fear of retribution. The reporting tool allows individuals who submit tips to have anonymous two-way communication with school safety teams. The system provides our students, staff, parents and community members with an easily accessible and anonymous method of reporting any issue of concern, incident or at-risk behavior. The system gives all community members an opportunity to speak up, without fear of retribution, to help our administration and school resource officers address concerns in order to maintain a successful and safe learning environment for all students.
We always encourage our community to share and report concerns directly with school leaders. We encourage the use anonymous tip reporting for circumstances where individuals may feel uncomfortable addressing concerns directly with school and District leaders.
When Should you Report an Anonymous Tip?
Use anonymous tip reporting to report threats to school safety that you see or hear in person or online. These include:
- Acts, threats or thoughts of self harm, including suicide and cutting
- Threats of harm to others or bragging about weapons
- Acts of violence, with or without weapons
- Verbal or physical abuse, assault or harassment
- Sexual abuse, assault or harassment
- Bullying or intimidating behaviors, including racially-motivated comments or behaviors
- Mental health concerns including depression, anxiety or loss of self-control, hopelessness, excessive guilt or worthlessness
- Behavior concerns including recklessness, social isolation or withdrawal
- Illegal behavior such as theft or petty crimes
- Substance or alcohol use
- Peer conflicts
In order to ensure that district and law enforcement personnel can respond promptly to safety concerns, please do not use the reporting tool for non-safety personnel complaints or complaints about school or district operations. To communicate non-safety related concerns or complaints, contact us at email@example.com.
How to Submit a Tip
Submit a Tip on the Mobile App
You can download the anonymous tip reporting mobile app for your Android or Apple device. Search for and select the school your tip is related to in order to ensure a quick response by our trained school safety professionals. Then follow the steps to fill out and submit the tip.
We encourage the use of the mobile app for reporting tips because it is more accessible and makes it easier to have two-way conversations with trained school safety professionals.
Download the app at either of the links below.
Submit a Tip Through the Website
You can submit a tip anonymously via a web browser here. If using the tip reporting website, please select the school your tip is related to in order to ensure a quick response by our trained school safety professionals.
Our anonymous tip reporting tool is not an emergency 911 service. If emergency assistance is required, always and immediately contact 911.
Fake Threat, Real Consequences
Think Before You Post. Hoax Threats are Serious Federal Crimes
Making a fake threat of violence is a criminal act that can land you in prison. It doesn't matter if you say it, text it, write it, snap it or post it on social media, students who make threats can face serious consequences. Even if it was meant to be a joke, calling in a fake threat of violence is a state crime in Florida, as well as a federal crime.
Every violent threat is taken seriously, because police don't know if a threat is real or fake. Each time a threat is made against one of our schools, man hours and tax dollars are wasted searching the location, and the school day is disrupted. Fake threats can greatly affect absentee rates, and have a profound impact on a student's future.
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