Student and Parents Frequently Asked Questions
Why make a report?
The purpose of Courage2Report is to prevent school violence. IF the situation is not an emergency, AND you want to remain a confidential reporter, Courage2Report will ensure proper authorities are notified.
Reporting school violence is important! It is not snitching or tattling to report someone who is planning to hurt classmates or school staff. You may be saving lives and helping your friend or classmate get the help they need. If you hear or see something that makes you think someone's life is in danger,
- Call 911.
- Talk to someone at your school.
- Talk to your parents.
- If you feel you cannot tell an adult, submit a confidential tip to Courage2ReportMO. You do not need to leave your name.
How does Courage2Report work?
It is safe and simple! Anyone can report school violence concerns to trained, friendly analysts by one of three ways -- mobile app, online form, or phone call. The analyst will create a report of your concern and forward the information immediately. A copy of the report is e-mailed to law enforcement and the school district official. Local law enforcement and the school district officials will determine how to most appropriately handle the situation.
Who can submit a tip to Courage2Report?
Anyone can SUBMIT A TIP to Courage2Report. Courage2Report accepts TIPS from students, parents, school personnel, and concerned citizens. You can submit a tip using the mobile app, online form, or by phone call (calls are always FREE in the United States). You never have to give your name because calls are confidential.
Is Courage2Report a statewide service?
Yes, Courage2Report is a reporting mechanism for the entire state of Missouri. Courage2Report accepts tips concerning any public or private schools in Missouri, pre-kindergarten - 12th grade. We take reports occurring on school property, at a school event, on the school bus, at the bus stop, and on the way to and from school.
Does the reporter have to give their name?
No, reporters never have to leave their name and can always remain confidential.
If I call Courage2Report, am I speaking to a real person?
Courage2Report is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you SUBMIT A TIP, professional and friendly analysts PROCESS TIPS and gather information to send reports. If the incident of school violence requires immediate attention, call 911.
If I SUBMIT A TIP to Courage2Report, what information will I be required to give?
Courage2Report will ask you to give the name or describe the person. If you can give names, grades, and the location of the people involved, including any victims, targets, or witnesses, this is very helpful. Analysts will also need the name of the school and the city where the incident has occurred or is occurring. No one will require you to give your name.
Analysts ask questions about the incident of school violence:
What happened? When did it happen? Where did it occur? Did anyone see or hear what happened?
Analysts try to obtain as much information as possible so that a complete report can be sent to local school officials and law enforcement.
Is there any follow up? How do I know if a situation is resolved?
Courage2Report analysts follow up on each report in approximately 7 days after the original call.
Follow-up surveys will be sent to schools and law enforcement to rate their Courage2Report experience. Courage2Report is a public service, and the staff wants to provide the best possible service for students and concerned adults.