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State Patrol: Many options for parents to report concerns about school safety

By: - September 5, 2022 8:00 pm

LINCOLN — The Nebraska State Patrol and Nebraska Department of Education are reminding parents, students, and schools officials that there are many options for reporting school or student safety concerns.

The reminder comes as schools in Nebraska have begun a new school year.

To report threats of school violence or any suspicious activity surrounding Nebraska’s schools, call the State Patrol’s Nebraska Information Analysis Center at 888-580-6422. It can also be accessed online at sars.nebraska.gov. Tips can be made anonymously.

Threats of violence can also be reported through the Department of Education Safe2Help program, which also handles concerns about bullying or bad behavior. Access the Safe2Help program at safe2helpne.org or call 833-980-SAFE.

When the concern is about a mental health crisis or suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988 on any phone.

“The safety of our schools is vital to everyday life in Nebraska,” said Col. John Bolduc, superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol.  “If you become aware of a threat of school violence, report it immediately.”

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Paul Hammel
Paul Hammel

Senior Reporter Paul Hammel has covered the Nebraska state government and the state for decades. Previously with the Omaha World-Herald, Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha Sun, he is a member of the Omaha Press Club's Hall of Fame. He grows hops, brews homemade beer, plays bass guitar and basically loves traveling and writing about the state. A native of Ralston, Nebraska, he is vice president of the John G. Neihardt Foundation.

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