KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Florida school shooting has sparked some fear for students and teachers, wondering if that shooting will happen in their school.
In Missouri and Kansas, students have a way to report violent threats at school. Both hotlines are designed to allow students a safe place to report any type of school violence concerns.
Missouri School Violence Hotline
The Missouri School Violence Hotline (SVH) began in October of 2001. It is operated and funded by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children's Division. Calls are accepted from parents, students, school personnel, people concerned in the community and anonymous callers. The School Violence Hotline accepts reports for all schools in Missouri with students in Pre-K through 12th grade.
There are four ways to report threats with the Missouri School Violence Hotline.
Call: 1-866-748-7047, toll-free line
Text: Use keyword "ReportIt" to 847411 and include school name and city.
Online: You can fill out a form anytime from your home.
Download: You can download the "MO ReportIt" App from your app store
Kansas School Safety Hotline
In 1999, the Kansas Legislature appropriated funds to establish a school safety hotline. It assists the State Department of Education, in cooperation with the Kansas Highway Patrol. The hotline is a toll-free number available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to give students, parents and community members the opportunity to report any impending school violence.