Beaumont — Crime can happen anywhere in our community, even inside our schools.
Bullying, drugs, and even weapons can take away from a healthy learning environment.
Jeremy Raley, Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas Administrator and Campus Coordinator, says the nonprofit is helping students in our region by making school safety a priority.
“I want the parents to understand — this is available. It’s another tool because being a parent is not easy in today’s society,” said Raley.
Through its Student Crime Stoppers Program, middle and high school students in Jefferson, Orange, and Hardin counties have a way to report anything they see is wrong on or off school grounds.
“What we want is to have a safe school, we want to make sure there’s no vapes in our school, weapons, we’ve had enough tragedy with weapons in school,” said Raley. “And then you have bullying, we know its there, whether its in person cyber or whatever, its all taking place so we want to make sure that kids understand that they have a way to report it, it’s anonymous, they don’t have to worry about the retaliation.”
Students can report a tip or crime anonymously by calling 409-833-TIPS, by going online at 833tips.com, or by downloading the P3TIPS App on a smartphone device.
Written by Rocio De La Fe