SafeTN app provides tools and resources to keep schools safe

TENNESSEE — Parents and students in Tennessee can get ready for the new school year and report school safety concerns through the SafeTN app.

SafeTN is a secure, open-door communications platform where you can send in tips and access useful resources to help keep your school and community safe.

“Every Tennessean has an active role to play in ensuring school safety, and that starts with downloading the Safe TN app,” Governor Bill Lee said in a press release from the state. “As students return to school this month, the SafeTN app is an easy way for parents and guardians to quickly and confidentially report safety concerns.”

The app gives every Tennessean a direct line for confidentially reporting suspicious or concerning activity within schools, the release said.

Concerns and tips are vetted by law enforcement 24/7 to address circumstances like:

• Violence or assault

• Threats of violence or a planned attack

• Physical injury or harm to self or others

In the coming weeks, the Lee administration will share data and next steps for the Governor’s recent executive order to enhance school safety throughout Tennessee.

Additional resources will be provided to parents, schools and law enforcement throughout the fall.

Learn more and download the app here.