Elkhorn Public Schools launch new safety tool

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ELKHORN, Neb. (WOWT) -- Elkhorn Public Schools is giving students and parents a new resource to ensure safety.

In a letter to parents, Elkhorn Superintendent Bary Habrock points to the dozens of reported threats to metro school last week. Now, the district is launching an online tool to let students and parents report any issue of concern. It's called Safe Schools Alert.

"You or your child can now use this communication tool to easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism, or any issue of concern. Every tip will be logged and our administration is notified so they can investigate and take appropriate action," the statement read.

Reports can be made online, by email, through text message or with a phone call. Tips can also be submitted anonymously.

School officials encourages parents and guardians to talk with students about the importance of their vigilance and the reporting of statements and behaviors of concern.