Safe2Say Something

The Bristol Township School District (BTSD) is committed to the safety and well-being of our students and educators. We believe this commitment includes the implementation of programs that involve parents, teachers, support staff, administrators, local law enforcement, mental health & wellness professionals, and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students, staff, and community.

As a part of that effort, BTSD is joining districts across the Commonwealth in rolling out the Safe2Say Something (S2SS) program. Recently mandated by Pennsylvania State law, S2SS is an anonymous reporting system designed to help students and staff to recognize the warning signs and signals (especially on social media) of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others.  The S2SS program trains students and school staff members to treat every warning sign seriously and to act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult and/or by reporting it anonymously via phone, mobile app, or website to the Pennsylvania S2SS Crisis Center.  District staff members will be trained to respond to and manage tips that are submitted in coordination with state and local law enforcement officials.       

S2SS is based on a three-step system:

  • An anonymous tip is submitted via one of the following options:
    1. Website: https://www.safe2saypa.org/
    2. Tipline: 1-844-SAF2SAY
    3. Mobile App for Apple and Android Devices
  • All calls and tips are received by the 24/7 S2SS Crisis Center.
    1. A S2SS Crisis Center analyst receives and reviews tip information.
    2. The tip is triaged and categorized as either life safety or non-life safety.
    3. The tip is then sent to school officials and law enforcement (as needed) via text, email, and/or phone call.
  • School officials and law enforcement intervene and/or offer assistance
    1. School officials and law enforcement (as needed) investigate, assess, and intervene with reported at-risk individuals.
    2. School officials report their outcomes into the Safe2Say Something platform and close out the tip, ensuring accountability for every tip submitted.

The S2SS program and curriculum is funded and managed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office through a partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, a national non-profit organization working to improve school safety.  The curriculum is designed to be age-appropriate and research-based. 

Student-focused training sessions will take place in BTSD schools in the coming weeks. 

Brookwood Elementary School - February 13, 2019
Keystone Elementary School - February 12, 2019
Mill Creek Elementary School - February 14, 2019
F.D.R. Middle School - February 8, 2019
Neil Armstrong Middle School - February 11, 2019
Harry S Truman High School - February 5, 2019

Download a full brochure, outlining the program here.

Questions about S2SS may be directed to any member of our Safe2Say Something Crisis Team at 267-893-2000: 

  • Dr. Melanie Gehrens, Superintendent of Schools
  • Mr. Lou deFonteny, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services
  • Dr. Catherine Newsham, Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction (Secondary)
  • Ms. Karen Snedeker, Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction (Elementary)