Florida's Broward County Schools are keeping up with the high-tech times by offering students a new way to make anonymous tips when something dangerous happens on campus, reports the Sun-Sentinel of South Florida: text messaging. When Superintendent James Notter responded to Dillard High School immediately after a student was fatally shot in a crowded hallway on Nov 12, he realized that students nowadays communicate through text messages, said Joe Melita, executive director of the district's special investigative unit. The school district has a 24-hour hotline that students, staff, and parents can call to alert district security staff of potential threats.


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