Mary MuellerFeb 1, 2018, 7:59 pmFeb 1, 2018, 10:43 pm

New Rochelle uses tech to help students anonymously report bullying

Effort to create reporting system comes after several violent incidents caused many to question school's safety

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NEW ROCHELLE — Aside from stepped up security at New Rochelle High School, students, teachers, and parents can report bullying and other incidents online through “anonymous alerts” that can be filed through the school districts website.

School officials say anyone reporting an incident can identify which school they are in and describe the incident to the administrator. The district hasn't decided who will be on the other end of the alerts, but they say that administrator can instantly speak with the person who makes the report and investigate it.

The district wants the anonymous alerts to be turned into an app so students can report incidents with their smartphones.

The school district’s director of technology, Michael Tromblee, says there isn’t enough data to show the app’s effectiveness but says it has gotten positive reviews from some of the 5,000 schools across the country that have used it.

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