Parent meeting scheduled to learn about anonymous tip system

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — The group which is launching an anonymous reporting system for secondary schools across San Juan County are hosting a parent and educator informational meeting Thursday.

Sandy Hook Promise is hosting the meeting to educate parents about the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center at 4601 College Blvd. in the 9006-9012 rooms.

The non-profit was founded by family members of the victims of the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

The four San Juan County public school districts have partnered with the non-profit to deploy the program to more than 8,000 students across 21 schools countywide, according to a press release.

The SS-ARS is designed to teach middle and high school students learn how to submit anonymous safety concerns for individuals possibly at risk for hurting others or themselves.

The free program will teach students to identify threats, signals or warning signs for life-threatening or non-life-threatening incidents.

Students or parents or educators can use the SS-ARS app, website or 24/7 tip line to file reports.

The app will be deployed on Sept. 11 at area schools, according to Aztec Municipal School District Superintendent Kirk Carpenter.

Students will learn about the program during the school day.

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