Confidential tip line for Michigan students now available

DETROIT – A 24-hour confidential tip line designed to help prevent school tragedies in Michigan is up and running.

The "OK-2-SAY" line is a way students can submit any information they hear about potential threats.

Attorney General Bill Schuette was joined by Detroit Police Chief James Craig and other leaders Wednesday at University Prep High School in Detroit for a kick-off.

"If 'OK' can save one person's life, then we have been successful," Schuette said.

Schuette said statistics show that 81 percent of the time when violence breaks out in a school, someone was aware of the plans.

"It's another tool for our young people to stay safe. Contrary to all the talk about the no-snitch culture, our young people, just like our adult community, they want to work with the police," Craig said.

How it works:

The OK-2-SAY program accepts anonymous tips 24-hours-per-day. Students can call 1-855-OK-2-SAY (65-2-729), text a message to 652729, email ok2say@mi.gov or fill out a form at www.mi.gov/ok2say. An Android app is also available and an iPhone app is coming soon.