June 09, 2017, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 179. One requirement of the Bill, known as David’s Law and intended to address cyberbullying, is that school districts establish “procedures for reporting an incident of bullying, including procedures for a student to anonymously report an incident of bullying…”.
Each School district will establish its own procedures for the reporting and investigating an incident of bullying but Crime Stoppers offers its anonymous reporting resources to schools and students of Angelina County.
Students of Angelina County schools may use Crime Stoppers’ telephone tipline (936-639-TIPS), this website (scroll down for Tip buttons), or mobile phone app to anonymously report an incident of bullying. Crime Stoppers needs as much detail as possible regarding the incident, the bully, and the school but does not want to know who reported the information. Crime Stoppers will deliver to the appropriate school the reported bullying information but will not reveal the tipster’s identity (Crime Stoppers never collects identifying information).
The intent of David's Law is to stop bullying but Crime Stoppers may pay a reward for anonymously-provided information regarding an incident of bullying. To be eligible for a reward:
- the tipster must contact Crime Stoppers directly;
- the information provided must be previously unknown by the investigating school administrator or law enforcement officer;
- the information provided must assist a school or a law enforcement agency in addressing an incident of bullying;
- the offender must be arrested or administratively disciplined for the bullying; and
- the tipster must remain anonymous.