NASHVILLE & WOODBURY - The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has developed a reporting app that will allow users to anonymously report safety concerns. The Homeland Security office will review, assess, and then forward reports to law enforcement, mental health crisis teams, and/or school administrators based on the information received.
The app can be downloaded at https://www.tn.gov/safety/homeland-security/safetn.html and information on how and when it can be used is also available at the website.
The attached FAQ provides additional detail on the app and the notification process. The attached handout from the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is a helpful tool that Cannon County Schools are sharing with our school communities.
The information is also on our website at http://www.ccstn.net for use in our school district. The handout addresses how the app works, what to report, and where the app can be downloaded. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security has delivered posters about the SafeTN app to Cannon County Schools.
Director of Cannon County Schools, Mr. William F. Curtis stated, "Keeping OUR Students safe is Cannon County Schools top priority. We know some situations alarm parents/guardians, but we want to thank them and our students for continuing to be vigilant and for reporting any suspicious activity you see. The SafeTN app is one way to anonymously do so. I ask parents/guardians to please talk with your children and please tell school officials (Teacher, Principal, Counselor, etc.) regarding any suspicious activity. Doing so is one of the best ways to assist us with maintaining our safe campuses which aids us in fulfilling our MISSION of "Preparing All Students for Their Future!"