The Harrison County Board of Education began offering the Safe School Helpline to its students, parents, teachers and staff. 

The board said that there are times when students or parents would like to provide information to a school but hesitate because they do not want their identities known. 

In a crisis situation, a caller can request to speak with a live mental health counselor, by selecting option number three.  

The helpline allows users to contact communicate with the board by phone, internet or text. 

“It gives them the ability to text and they will get a response back from an operator on the other end. They can go on a web based app and report from a web format. And they can actually make a phone call if they want to go route,” said Todd Poole, technology and information supervisor. 

To get connected with Safe School Helpline, visit its website