NORTH KINGSTOWN – Starting this year, secondary schools in North Kingstown will be taking part in the See Something, Say Something initiative, a program that provides a process for anonymously submitting tips as a method of preventing gun violence. The program, which is in coordination with the national nonprofit group Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), will also provide training to students and administrators in order to identify warning signs before an act of violence takes place. 

During last Tuesday’s school committee meeting, Michael Waterman, the North Kingstown School Department’s director of technology, gave a presentation on the initiative, which he said was projected to be rolled out in the high school and middle schools beginning in October. 

The system, he said, allows students and adults to submit tips for at-risk behavior through an app, website and crisis hotline, all of which are triaged by certified crisis counselors. The initiative also teaches students and teachers to look for warning signs and to say something to a trusted adult or use the anonymous reporting system. 

For the full story, pick up this week's Standard Times.  

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.