Knox Middle School students are being urged to be proactive when it comes to school safety. Principal Josh Pugh updated the school board last week on a recent school safety convocation led by Starke County Prosecutor Nick Bourff.
Bourff’s message was “See something, say something.” Pugh told board members that kids are likely to see potential warning signs at school, on social media, or talking to friends. If students see something that doesn’t seem right or that could possibly lead to trouble, they’re urged to report it. Pugh says Bourff discussed some of the ways that students can do that.
One of those is the new Knox City PD smartphone app. It lets users send anonymous tips to local law enforcement, and allows officers to ask follow-up questions. Knox Police say residents can also send anonymous tips by texting the keyword KNOXPD, along with their message, to 847411.
Pugh said that middle school staff will continue to work with Bourff, to help teach students what they should look for and how to feel safe reporting it.