Speak Up, Speak Out Resource Center receives more than 1,500 school safety tips in 1st year of operation
WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- This time last year, state Attorney General Josh Kaul introduced the Speak Up, Speak Out Resource Center.
It's a 24/7 school safety tool where students, parents, school staff or any community member can submit a school safety concern.
Since the rollout, Speak Up, Speak Out has received more than 1,500 tips and messages.
Two-hundred and sixteen schools and 62 law enforcement agencies got those tips over the first year of operation.
“Speak Up, Speak Out is an effective, confidential resource for students, school staff, and other members of school communities to use to help keep students in Wisconsin safe,” said Attorney General Kaul. “Thank you to those who provided tips over the past year, as well as the many people in Wisconsin schools and law enforcement who have responded to help students.”
Speak Up, Speak Out has helped students address problems ranging from suicidal thoughts to drug and alcohol abuse, to physical abuse.
To submit a tip, you can visit the Wisconsin DOJ website, call 1-800-MY-SUSO-1, or use the SUSO mobile app.