NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security urged Tennessee residents to get ready for the new school year by downloading the SafeTN app.
“Every Tennessean has an active role to play in keeping the school safe, and that starts with downloading the Safe TN app,” Lee said. “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 SafeTN app gives every Tennessean a direct line to confidentially report suspicious or concerning activity in schools. Concerns and advice are reviewed by law enforcement 24/7 to respond to circumstances such as:
violence or aggression
Threats of violence or 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 improve school safety throughout Tennessee. Additional resources will be provided to parents, schools and law enforcement throughout the fall.
Learn more about Governor Lee’s school safety priorities and download the free SafeTN app here.