The Waynesville R-VI School District announced Tuesday that it has launched its Tiger Tip Line, an online system for students and others to report bullying, drugs, fighting, personal crisis, safety risk, threats, vandalism and weapons. The link to the tip line is at www.waynesville.k12.mo.us/Page/9592.
“Safety is our priority, and the Tiger Tip Line provides another way — especially for our students — to report bullying, risky behaviors and safety concerns before they escalate,” said Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent. “This powerful tool provides students with an opportunity to be proactive — to say something if they see something. Not all students feel comfortable approaching an adult directly, and this opens an additional channel for communication.”
Individuals may report anonymously or include their name and contact information.
“Any tip left on the tip line will be thoroughly vetted by district officials, and, if found credible, the appropriate actions will occur,” Henry said. “We encourage everyone to utilize the tip line to submit information that is true and accurate to the best of their knowledge. To be effective, this tip line must be used as intended — to report potentially harmful situations immediately.”
Parents are encouraged to discuss the tip line with their children. The tip line also may be used to give kudos in recognition of a job well done within the district.