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School violence

Telephone may be our best defense

It’s been nearly 19 years since two teenagers went on a killing spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, on April 20, 1999. That same year, the Kansas Legislature appropriated funds to assist the State Department of Education, in cooperation with the Kansas Highway Patrol, in establishing a school safety hotline.
That toll-free telephone number is still available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year to give students, parents and community members the opportunity to report any impending school violence.
The number is 877-626-8203.
Calls are answered by KHP dispatchers, who will get ...


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