HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Bullying, self-harm, and suicide were the most common concerns fielded during the first half-year of operation for a new threat reporting system that covers Pennsylvania schools.
The state attorney general’s office says the Safe 2 Say Something program generated more than 23,000 tips between mid-January and the end of June.READ MORE: 'It Sounded Like A Huge Snowplow:' Neighbors Recall Sights And Sounds From Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse
The report says about 1,300 tips were determined to be pranks.
Safe 2 Say Something covers all K-12 students in Pennsylvania, including charter, private and vocational-technical schools.READ MORE: Frick Park Bridge Collapse: 10 Minor Injuries Reported, 3 People Taken To Hospital
People most commonly made reports through a mobile app that handled more than 19,000 tips.
The website received more than 3,500 tips, and about 500 were called in.
The annual report is required under a 2018 state law that established the program.MORE NEWS: President Biden Will Proceed With Infrastructure-Focused Trip To Pittsburgh Following Frick Park Bridge Collapse
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