Sycamore Community Schools uses the Safer Schools Ohio tip line, a hotline that will allow students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement about threats to student safety. The tip line accepts both calls and text messages 24 hours a day and is free of charge to Ohio schools.
Whether the safety concern involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student, the tip line can be used to alert authorities to the issue.
Every tip can remain anonymous. School safety analysts may ask for additional information, but the caller can remain secret or leave his or her contact information for later follow-up.
Calls or texts to 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764) are answered by analysts in the Ohio Homeland Security’s Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) Unit. When action is needed, the TAP Unit immediately forwards information to local school officials, local law enforcement agencies and others, if necessary.