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San Juan County schools partner with school safety app

Meg Hilling
September 07, 2018 05:36 PM

FARMINGTON, N.M. - School districts in San Juan County are looking to step up safety with the help of a new app.

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The app Say Something allows students, parents, and school officials to send anonymous tips about concerns in their community.

Mark Barden developed the app. His son was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting.

"It's such a beautiful way for me to honor my little Daniel and bring that kind of messaging to students across the country," said Barden.

Barden said the app has proved successful in other school districts.

"We have averted school shootings. We've averted dozens and dozens of suicides,” he said.

The app takes messages, sorts them by levels of concern and content and then directs the information to the appropriate authorities.

The app will be introduced in schools, such as Aztec High School on September 11.
 

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