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Bucks County DA Says Safe2Say System Working Despite Being “Weaponized”

Bucks County DA Says Safe2Say System Working Despite Being “Weaponized” | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

Last month, false threats reported through the state's Safe2Say Something caused Upper Bucks Technical School and schools at Quakertown School District close and hold classes through virtual learning.

 

At the time, Quakertown Community School District Superintendent Bill Harner told parents, that the system, run by the Attorney General's Office, was being "weaponized."

 

"What has happened is the S2SS platform, which was designed to help us identify problems and get help for those children who need it, is being weaponized against our school community," his statement reads in part.

 

While Hamer cautioned the application was being abused, local law enforcement said instances of false reporting through it are not common.

 

Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said the application, in the "vast majority" of instances in the county, is being used appropriately.

 

“It has led us to expose potential harms before they occur, and that's the whole goal to keep our kids safe in school," he said.

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