The Lafayette Parish School System is continuing to improve student safety on all campuses.
“We have a lot of agencies working together with the common goal of protecting the students,” John Mowell, Spokesperson, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office
After a special meeting with the school board, Mowell took the podium to relay updates to the school system’s SRO program.
“We took the opportunity to update them about the newsletter,” said Mowell.
Each month, a news letter goes out to all LPSS faculty and staff. It provides them with information on everything from drugs and cyber bullying to laws that pertain to juveniles.
“We had the opportunity to talk about the student protect app,” said Mowell.
A new mobile application will soon serve as a new safety tool to everyone within the school system.
“It’s an emergency, an ongoing in progress type of situation, they’re able to use that to report anonymous tips,” said Mowell.
Also, if a person has fears or concerns, they can anonymously submit them through the app.
The Student Protect App will launch with the see something say something campaign, a platform lead by the school board and sheriff’s office.