Michigan’s school violence prevention reporting system received 7,415 tips in 2022, annual numbers from Michigan State Police said, a 19% increase from the year before.

The reporting system, OK2SAY, allows students to report if they hear or see something that poses a threat or could pose a threat to students. The categories with the most tips are, bullying, suicide threats and drugs.

Dr. Justin Heinze speaks with Michigan Advance about his work evaluating Anonymous Reporting Systems and how they can be an effective violence prevention strategy.