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State school safety tip system fielded 23K reports this year

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By MARK SCOLFORO
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Bullying, self-harm and suicide were the most common concerns fielded during the first half-year of operation for a new threat reporting system that covers Pennsylvania schools.

The state attorney general's office says the Safe 2 Say Something program generated more than 23,000 tips between mid-January and the end of June.

The report says about 1,300 tips were determined to be pranks.

Safe 2 Say Something covers all K-12 students in Pennsylvania, including charter, private and vocational-technical schools.

People most commonly made reports through a mobile app that handled more than 19,000 tips.

The website received more than 3,500 tips, and about 500 were called in.

The annual report is required under a 2018 state law that established the program.

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