To increase the level of protection provided to our school community and as established in Senate Bill 1 (an act relating to school safety), a tipline for reporting suspicious activity has been created. The Safety Tipline – Online Prevention, or S.T.O.P. Tipline, is designed for use as an online reporting/prevention tool. If students, parents or community members know of an unsafe situation in school (threats, weapons, drugs or alcohol, etc…), they can anonymously pass on that information to school personnel by using the Tipline. What is it? This Tipline in no way replaces the face-to-face open communication and relationships built at our school. The S.T.O.P. Tipline is one more tool available for use by students or parents to report suspicious activity and unsafe situations at school. One unique attribute of an online tipline is its availability. Students, parents or community member can submit information day or night. Some students may feel more comfortable utilizing an online format to report a situation instead of a face to face meeting with school officials. A benefit of the Tipline is to add another layer of accessibility between students and trusted school personnel. This Tipline is not for immediate response. If anyone needs immediate assistance, they should dial 911. How does it work? Students, parents or community members click the Tipline link on the Anchorage School website and choose whether they want to submit a tip about 1) Bullying, 2) Violence or 3) Other risky behaviors (i.e. alcohol, drugs, self-harm, sexual abuse or theft, etc…). Next, they fill-in the check boxes and provide an explanation of the behavior and click submit. Tips may also be called in to the Tipline at 866-393-6659 if that method is preferred. Anchorage administrators will be contacted by The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to investigate tips in a timely manner and take the appropriate next steps.