Better Safe than Sorry

See something, say something


Wineteer Elementary - Derby Public Schools

“See something, say something.”

Watchdog Editorial Board, Staff

Not all students who witnessed the April 30 incident at Hylton were forthcoming with information according to the PWC Police press release that day.

It is critical to report anything that seems suspicious to school staff. If you see something, say something. Do not be afraid to say something. It is always better to be cautious and report concerns.  If it turns out to be nothing, we’ll all be thankful.  Don’t sit back and let something bad happen.

Students often say they don’t want to snitch, but it could be a matter of life or death.  Would you use your voice if it meant saving your friend or family?

Remember, adults in the building will put safety first and keep tips anonymous.

If you’re afraid of the repercussions and don’t want to verbally tell the adult in the room, here are some discreet ways to quietly take action to keep your peers and our school safe.

  • Ask to talk to the teacher in private or the hallway
  • Write a note and pass it to the teacher
  • Take the bathroom pass and sprint to the office or security.

If an urgent event is taking place in your classroom, hit the emergency button by the classroom door and keep your message brief and clear: “We need security now!”

Take a deep breath and try to remain calm.

Remember, there is no way to undo a tragedy.  It’s always better to be safe than sorry.