School Safety on the Minds…

of those in charge of both those responsible for the schools, and for those responsible for public safety. In a release from DPS Director Steven McCraw, he outlined one way they are working on it.

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McCraw said, “Gov. Greg Abbott directed DPS to work with its law enforcement partners and the education community to establish a mobile app to unify the disparate reporting of suspicious activity and threats to school safety across all jurisdictions to increase the likelihood that the threats are detected and acted upon before there is a tragedy.

The new iWatchTexas app is available now to those with an iPhone or Android device. It’s free and easy to download and use, and it allows you to submit a report confidentially and quickly. You can also report suspicious activity online at www.iwatchtx.org or by calling 1-844-643-2251. Remember, if it is an emergency, call 911. Often times, preparations for an attack are detected but not reported. You play a critical role in thwarting these tragedies.

There is nothing more evil than a mass attack on our children. If you hear it or see it – speak it. By simply reporting the suspicious activity you observe, you may end up saving the lives of our students and their teachers.