StudentProtect app: PBSO says new app will improve school safety

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Law enforcement and school officials have introduced a new app they hope will improve safety at schools.

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and School Superintendent Robert Avossa spoke about the "See Something Say Something" app during a Thursday morning news conference.

Palm Beach County StudentProtect will provide two-way communication to report threats, suspicious activity and receive information and alerts.

The app will be available to students and their parents free of charge.

"On that app they will be able to report mental health problems, bullying problems, social media problems, suspicious activity to the school police or their parents or the school staff and that information will be channeled to the proper people to do something about it," Bradshaw said.

PBSO said the app also receives bulletins, news and information about threats and security concerns.

The sheriff's office said the app should be available for download by the middle of next week.

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