Carmel Clay Schools district joins several Indiana districts that use apps to promote school safety.
The district launched its new app, STOPit, this week. It allows students to anonymously message school administrators and school resource police officers. Old anonymous alert systems could only message one way. STOPit lets administrators message students back.
Carmel schools Superintendent Michael Beresford was hired after the Noblesville West Middle School shooting and says school safety has been part of the conversation since his first day.
“So whenever you’re talking about school safety you’re talking about violence, you’re talking about mental health, you’re talking about student welfare, bullying and all of these things,” Beresford says.