In October, the state of Florida launched a new app aiming to keep students safe in school.
Fortify FL was created and funded by the 2018 Florida legislature after the tragic Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school shooting.
Bay district students can see something and anonymously say something through their phones if they think there’s a threat to a student or school.
Bay District Schools Chief of Security Mike Jones urges each student to download the app.
“It goes to law enforcement, it comes to me as the district safety specialist, and it goes to the school board. It’s actually written in the law that when they [app specialist] get the tip, they call the numbers they have here [at Bay Dist], every 15 minutes until they get an acknowledgement that somebody is working on this tip. That’s pretty sharp,” Jones said.
Go to your phone’s app store and type in Fortify FL. Click download and follow the directions.
For more specific directions right now, visit: https://getfortifyfl.com/#howitworks