Bedford’s Fox Lane High School has instituted what they call Anonymous Alerts by text.
A lot in the news about how the latest school mass shooting could have been prevented – many say the young man showed behavior that caused red flags.
So let’s put the Fox Lane alert to the test. What if Johnny just broke up with Susie and she was angry at him. Could she text an alert to the school, making up something to get back at him for dumping her?
What would the school do with that alert? Would Johnny now have a permanent mark on his record for being alerted? Who vets the alerts? How are they handled? If it’s anonymous but false, what happens to the person sending the false alert?
What is a student related issue? I’m torn about this. Maybe it would prevent a mass shooting. I don’t think so, but I bet the reason for the alert system is to flag kids who are loners. Not all loners are murderers tho.