County un­veils smart­phone app to re­port safety con­cerns

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - - COUNTY BY COUNTY - DAVID IBATA FORTHE AJC

The Chero­kee County School Dis­trict has in­tro­duced a smart­phone app that gives stu­dents, par­ents, school staff and oth­ers an­other way to re­port safety con­cerns to dis­trict po­lice and ad­min­is­tra­tors.

The free app can be down­loaded from the iPhone App Store or Google Play for An­droid phones. It can be used to re­port threats, bul­ly­ing, ha­rass­ment, drugs, van­dal­ism, con­cerns about a class­mate’s well-be­ing, or any other safety is­sue, dis­trict of­fi­cials said.

The app icon is a life pre­server. New users must en­ter “1695” for the ID and con­firm their dis­trict is the Chero­kee County School Dis­trict. Those ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a real-time emer­gency should con­tinue to call 911.

Safety is­sues also can be re­ported by phone (1-855-4ALERT1 ext. 1695); text (text #1695 and your tip to ALERT1 or 253781); email (1695@alert1.us), or on­line (http://1695.alert1.us). In­for­ma­tion: https://bit.ly/2Ov4tbi

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