Sharing Info with Authorities Can Prevent School Violence
Officials with Guilford County Schools would like parents and students to know that sharing information with the right person can be an important step in keeping schools safe. Parents and students are both encouraged to practice “see something, say something,” when it comes to crime; however, the person you “say something” to is also critical. Mike Richey, the executive director of safety and security for Guilford County Schools, told WFMY News 2 that parents and students should share information with school administrators or law enforcement officers, not with other parents and students. He pointed out that sharing with others can often fuel rumors and make the investigation of the crime more difficult for the police. Recently two threats in Guilford County Schools were stopped before violence occurred because students shared the info with the authorities.