The Brunswick City School District is one of almost 1,300 Ohio schools now providing students and parents access to Ohio’s toll-free school safety tip line, SaferOH (844-SaferOH). By calling the line, users can share information with school officials and law enforcement agencies about threats ranging from a mass incident to a case of bullying or harm to a single student. Callers may give their names or remain unidentified. Tip line staff may ask for more details about the threat to decide what kind of help is needed.
Research shows that in 81 percent of violent incidents in U.S. schools, someone other than the attacker knew something was coming but failed to report it. Many witnesses feared being a “snitch” or becoming a target of the attacker or bully. Anonymous tip lines help ease that fear and are a good way of learning about potential threats to students and schools.
The SaferOH tip line takes calls 24 hours a day, whenever an Ohio student or adult senses a threat to their safety or the safety of others in a school.
Trained professionals at Ohio Homeland Security’s Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) unit answer all calls to 844-SaferOH. When action is needed, TAP workers quickly forward information to local school leaders and law enforcement agencies.
Keep the 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) phone number handy and make sure your child knows the number as well. Schools should be safe places to learn. The Brunswick City School District is committed to keeping our school, our students and our community safe.