You read it right. Welcome to 2008 and how students and police officers can work together to keep Marietta safe. Marietta High School students may now anonymously text message the school’s two campus police officers during school hours, offering tips about potential problems at Marietta High or in the community.
Principal Leigh Colburn said, “…now students caught texting to officers will not be reprimanded…“. I think this a great win for the Marietta City school system. Now students can easily help out with keeping the school safe while protecting their identity at the same time. The co-chairman of the school’s governance team, Tom Gukian, said according to the MDJ
“It’s going to give them an avenue, and I was asking my daughter today, ‘what have you heard about this?’ and she said, ‘Well, it’s quite simple. We’re going to be able to talk to these officers if we need to. Anybody who’s having a problem at home, if they know something about the community, not only are they going to be anonymous, but it’s going to give us an outlet without having to walk into a counselor or walk into having to see an officer.’”
This is great way that technology is helping to keep our schools safe. Great job with this initiative Leigh!