[caption id="attachment_117954" align="alignleft" width="150"] The app's developer, Timothy Porter, already has partnered with five other districts or charter schools.[/caption]

Police at the McAllen Independent School District in Texas hope students will use a new mobile app to report bullying or other threats to authorities before they happen.

The district last month rolled out an app for iPads and other mobile devices that lets students anonymously report incidents of bullying and threats of violence or suicide to school police instantaneously.

The app, dubbed "Anti-Bullying," is not a substitute for calling 9-1-1 in emergencies—a disclaimer...

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