Las Cruces schools plan program for anonymous tips on bullying, suicide threats

Posted at: 04/01/2013 8:40 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Las Cruces' public schools plan a new program to enable students to provide school officials with anonymous reports on bullying, drugs, potential suicides and other trouble.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the program will enable middle and high school students to use text messages, photos, video and a mobile app to anonymously send messages to school officials. Dr. Martin Greer is the school district's lead psychologist and a proponent of the TipSoft program that will be launched for the next school year.

Greer says TipSoft will enable participating students to make reports without having to worry about being identified.

Greer says the Las Cruces school system hasn't seen a significant reduction in bullying despite extensive work to educate students about the problem and what to do about it.

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