Aug. 11, 2023 - Comal ISD is implementing Anonymous Alerts, an incident reporting mobile app and system, to encourage students, staff and community members to report concerns and potential threats quickly.
The anonymous two-way communications system empowers students to, “See Something, Do Something,” by reporting safety issues, mental health and other concerns with school administrators in a secure digital space.
The inclusion of Anonymous Alerts as a new safety tool for the community will serve as a cornerstone in helping the district bolster threat assessment, emergency preparedness, parental involvement and more. It will also help students have a voice and communicate anonymously with school administrators across different subjects.
“The district is excited to implement the Anonymous Alerts system because it provides a private anonymous two-way communications channel for students to report sensitive issues securely to administrators,” says Mario De La Rosa, executive director of safety and security for Comal ISD. “It will enhance our threat assessment team’s ability to respond to safety concerns quickly, helping create safer school environments.”
Using Anonymous Alerts to make a report is easy. A report can be made through the Anonymous Alerts app, which can be downloaded for free on Apple and Android. Additionally, Comal ISD has placed an “Anonymous Alerts” button on the home page of its website, comalisd.org, which takes users directly to its reporting site.
Reporting is available in English, Spanish and a dozen other languages, and photos, videos or screenshots may be attached to any report.
The mobile reporting app offers a “helpful links and resources” section with informational websites and videos related to cyber-bullying, social and emotional learning, self-harm prevention and mental health self-help content.
“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Comal ISD and collaborate with their teams as we have a shared commitment to create safer schools. Our anonymous reporting, incident management, and real-time two-way communication system will enhance school safety measures across the district,” explains T. Gregory Bender, President & CEO of Anonymous Alerts, LLC.
How to make a report:
- Download the Anonymous Alerts app for free from the Apple Store, Google Play store, or the Chrome store. Open the app and enter activation code: comalisd.
- Go directly to https://tips.anonymousalerts.com/comalisd. This link is available on the Comal ISD website.
In an emergency, always call 9-1-1.
-An 'Anonymous Alert' button is located on the front page of the Comal ISD website which takes users directly to the Comal ISD reporting site.
-The Comal ISD reporting site for Anonymous Alerts.
-The Anonymous Alerts app can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store, Google Play store or Chrome store.