Orlando, Fla. — All Florida schools are now linked to an app called FortifyFL that allows users to send information to school officials and law enforcement immediately.
A student, teacher, parent or anyone can send pictures, a video or simply information through the app and can also receive followup if selected.
The app is part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act and was named by students from the school.
Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties have released statements about school safety and what they are doing to intercept suspicious activity.
In addition to the ForitfyFl app Orange and Seminole counties are both promoting the speakout hotline.
This is a toll free phone number and website to report tips anonymously.
It's also linked to a smartphone app called P3 campus that is designed to receive tips.
The product is similar to the FortifyFL app, but is being offered nationwide.
P3 was a direct result of David's law, which was established after the 2016 suicide of David Molak.
He was the victim of cyber bullying.
The P3 website shows that 9:00 p.m. is the time that most reports are sent to the database and the top three concerns are suicide, bullying and drugs on campus.
It also shares the disturbing fact that in 81 percent of violent incidents in the U.S., someone other than the attacker knew the incident was going to happen and failed to report it.
Here are the links to the apps and websites mentioned above.
Also see the links below for your districts school safety statement for 2019-20.