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USEit Well: Students should utilize new STOPit app responsibly, recognize importance of school safety

USEit Well: Students should utilize new STOPit app responsibly, recognize importance of school safety

HiLite Staff

January 24, 2019

According to a survey conducted by the HiLite staff in September, only 28 percent of students said they would rate the school’s safety as a five on a one-to-five scale with five being the safest. However, in December, when the administrators played the promotional video and instructions on how to d...

Q&A with Officer Shane VanNatter about STOPit

Q&A with Officer Shane VanNatter about STOPit

Adhi Ramkumar

January 24, 2019

What advantages or disadvantages have come from the launch of this app? The advantage is the two-way communication. So people can anonymously report dangerous problems or people who need help and not feel like they have to do it face-to-face. The disadvantage of course is the misuse of the app. People are u...

CHS to implement new anonymous alert app, STOPit, in December

CHS to implement new anonymous alert app, STOPit, in December

Misha Rekhter

November 15, 2018

As the Carmel Clay Schools district works to improve safety and mental health awareness, Superintendent Michael Beresford said STOPit should be a significant improvement upon the current anonymous alert system. According to Beresford, STOPit’s advantages include two-way communication, hotline informati...

School Resource Officers (SROs) to change set-up of anonymous alert system

School Resource Officers (SROs) to change set-up of anonymous alert system

Alanna Wu

October 11, 2018

School Resource Officers (SROs) at CHS plan to change the anonymous alert system so that alerts are no longer fully anonymous. According to SRO Scott Moore, this is so that officers can reach students who may be in imminent danger at the time of the alert. “Before, (we couldn’t) unless they left their informa...