Hoping to prevent tragedies on Imperial County campuses, the Imperial County Sheriff's Office has established a hot line to report terrorist threats at schools like those allegedly made by Santana High School freshman Charles "Andy" Williams days before he opened fire at school.
The department's Crimestoppers hot line, in addition to being used by citizens to report crimes of all kinds also will serve as the county's new Safe Schools line, an anonymous service to which students can report threats against local schools, students and staff.
Whereas the Crimestoppers line sometimes offers rewards, the Safe Schools line will give no such compensation, said Jerry Godsey of the Sheriff's Office crime prevention unit.
Safe Schools is completely anonymous, Godsey said. Callers do not need to give their names and the service cannot track incoming calls, Godsey said.