$687,000 awarded to Ohio Dept. of Education for school safety technology

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WASHINGTON (WDTN) – The Ohio Department of Education has been awarded $687,900 to develop a technological reporting system to help monitor and assess threats and improve school safety.

The money comes from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and will be used to create mobile phone applications, hotlines, and websites that will be available to help students report potential safety concerns anonymously.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s bipartisan STOP School Violence Act authorized the move as part of the Threat Assessment and Technology Reporting Program portion of the bill.

“While we know there is much more work to be done, this investment is an important step forward to crack down on violence in schools,” he said.

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