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Guy Cameron, director of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, listens to comments from state Attorney General Peter Michael during the unveiling of the Safe2Tell program Oct. 26 at Pathways Innovation Center in Casper. Safe2Tell allows students anywhere in the state to anonymously report concerns about suicide, bullying or other issues.

An app that allows students to anonymously report threats has been downloaded 2,675 times since it was launched in October.

Safe2Tell was unveiled by the Wyoming School and Safety Office and Natrona County School District so students could "report concerns about their well-being, safety or the safety of others," according to a district press release. 

Once a tip is submitted -- through the app, a website or phone line -- it is routed to the Wyoming Highway Patrol communications center. The information is then passed along to "local responders," like local law enforcement, the school district or officials at specific schools.

Several district officials, including spokeswoman Tanya Southerland, also receive the submitted tips.

Officials have said the program is exceeding their expectations, and they plan to expand it to as many Wyoming districts as possible.

Follow education reporter Seth Klamann on Twitter @SethKlamann


Education and Health Reporter

Seth Klamann joined the Star-Tribune in 2016 and covers education and health. A 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri and proud Kansas City native, Seth worked for newspapers in Milwaukee and Omaha before coming to Casper.

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