Thanks to an anonymous tipster using the tip411 tool, Jenks Middle School was notified that a possible bomb threat was made.
The anonymous tip indicated that a student of the middle school threatened to bring a bomb to school which prompted an investigation by police.
The student named in the anonymous tip was taken into custody promptly. At this time there is no current threat to the schools or the students.
tip411 is an anonymous tip tool that connects community members directly with a law enforcement agency or school. It is free and available for download on any smartphone.
District spokesperson Rob Loeber credits the Trojan Tip Line app, powered by tip411.
“People are on their phones constantly and so we make it very easy for people to leave that tip,” Loeber said. “And I think it’s empowered a lot of people because it is completely anonymous and they feel comfortable sharing information that way.”
The Jenks Public Schools mobile app is available to download for free from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store. Citizens can also submit an anonymous text tip via their cell phone by texting the keyword “JENKSHS” and their message/tip to 847411.