Maryland Introduces New Tip Line and Mobile App

Maryland Introduces New Tip Line and Mobile App

The state has introduced a new safety app that allows students to anonymously report threats.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced a new Safe Schools Maryland initiative on Wednesday that includes a new tip line and mobile app to make it easier to report potential threats at schools.

Reports can be made anonymously 24/7 through the app that can be found in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Reports can also be made online at SafeSchoolsMD.org or by calling a hotline 1-833-MD-B-SAFE.

The Hogan administration says tip line staff will share incoming information with appropriate school system officials and staff, as well as law enforcement personnel, emergency and medical staff. 

Hogan also announced $3.6 million in federal school safety grants. He says the money will supplement more than $40 million in state funding for school safety in this year's budget.

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