New plan to allow students to text cops

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A new plan to allow students at Marietta High School to send text messages to a school resource officer has been approved.

School board spokesman Preston Howard said the plan will enhance
the school's safety program students sometimes hear about incidents
or rumored trouble faster than school staff.

Students will get a six-digit number they can text at any time.

That number is operated by MobileStorm, a California company that
monitors the texts and alerts authorities when necessary.

Marietta High currently has two police officers and a K-9 unit
assigned to it.

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