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Emergency Information

If you believe someone is unsafe at school or is creating an unsafe environment for others the best way to report it is at your school, with your principal.

important note:

Remember, you should always call 911 if you have knowledge that a crime was committed or you know that suspicious activity has been present in the community.

IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR IDENTITY PRIVATE, WE STILL WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CONCERN. THE MORE INFORMATION WE HAVE, THE MORE EFFECTIVELY WE ARE ABLE TO RESPOND.

1. Share the details. It is okay if you do not feel that you have all the information, but share as much detail as you know:
  • who was involved,
  • what occurred,
  • where it happened,
  • when it happened (day of the week, date, morning or afternoon or clock time),
  • how often it happened.
2. Direct us to the people you believe to have first-hand knowledge of the situation, activity or behavior that is concerning to you:
  • use first and last names of witnesses or students involved if you know them
  • if you do not know names give us an age, a grade or any physical descriptors that might lead us to the right people

While District 62 staff are responsible for monitoring the incoming Safety Concern Tips, this system is not monitored 24 hours a day. In the event that your reported concern is an emergency or crisis, we implore you to please call 911.

safety concern tip

Safety is the number one priority in all Community Consolidated School District 62 schools. Each reported safety tip will be sent to the appropriate district personnel and building principal.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger please contact 911.

Our safety alert system allows users to easily report tips on items such as:

  • Drugs
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Weapon on campus
  • Threat to campus and/or person
  • Vandalism
  • Fighting
  • Crime
  • or any other safety issue*

Tips can be submitted via the button below by website submission form. Every tip submitted to us is logged and sent to district administrators. 

*Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of safety issues. If you feel your or someone's safety is in danger, even if the reason is not listed above, please report the issue using the button below or call 911.

SUBMIT A SAFETY CONCERN HERE

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Tip

There are three key indicators that help school administrators determine if an incident violates regulations.

  1. Repeated - Is the behavior ongoing or taking place over a period of time? 
  2. Intentional -  Is the behavior targeted at an individual or group of students?
  3. Power Imbalance - Does the individual have influence over other students? Are they in a position of influence/leadership?

It is important to note, that an incident is not required to have all of these characteristics in order to constitute a HIB violation, if you are unsure you should always report anyway and let your school administrator decide.

Bullying includes cyberbullying and means any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or electronically, directed toward a student or students that has or can be reasonably predicted to have the effect of one or more of the following:

  1. Placing the student or students in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s or students’ person or property;
  2. Causing a substantially detrimental effect on the student’s or students’ physical or mental health;
  3. Substantially interfering with the student’s or students’ academic performance; or
  4. Substantially interfering with the student’s or students’ ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.

Board Policy 7:180

SUBMIT A HARASSMENT, BULLYING OR INTIMIDATION REPORT HERE


 

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

1-800-273-8255

CHAT LINE

 

CRISIS TEXT LINE

Text Hello to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor.

Free, 24/7,  Confidential

 

Additional Crisis Lines

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741741 to reach a volunteer Crisis Counselor.

SAFE2Help Illinois helpline: text SAFE2 (72332), call 844-4-SAFEIL or email HELP@SAfe2Helpil.com

988 Crisis Line: Text 988 for any mental health crisis and suicide prevention