"Tips" hotline- "Regretting is harder than telling"

The Scottsbluff school district is reminding parents, students and citizens they have an anonymous hotline available to report incidents of any kind. The district set up the "TIPS" hotline a year and a half ago, and even though it has only been used a half a dozen times, Superintendent Rick Myles says the information has stopped fights and other incidents from occurring.

Myles says a lot of students or parents simply tell a school official they trust about a concern. But Myles says if you need a place to make an anonymous tip, it is there for you.

The tip line is (308) 633-9999 or you send an e-mail through the district's website at www.sbps.net. School officials receive instant notification so a response can be immediate.

Myles also said Monday the Scottsbluff and Gering school districts are working on a dedicated line for emergency radio service so officials from each district can communicate with each other at combined events or during emergencies and relay the information if necessary to Police.

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