POSTED: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 6:43pm
UPDATED: Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 1:00am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — The Rusk County Sheriff's Office is partnering up with Crime Stoppers to put a program on each campus.
The Crime Stoppers program is to educate kids and teachers on what to do if they're faced with crime at school and how to report it.
The Sheriff's Office had a meeting with school board to discuss campus safety for each campus in the rusk county school district.
There are eight districts and only one already has the program which is Henderson ISD.
"At this time I've got Tatum Independent School District, Leveretts Chapel, West Rusk, Carlisle, and Laneville," says Rusk County Sergeant, David Roberts.
Sergeant Roberts says, five districts are on board and there will be an upcoming meeting with the Overton and Mount Enterprise school board.
KETK spoke to Mike Payne, Carlisle ISD Superintendent, he tells us he's on board to have the Crime Stoppers program this school year.
"This will provide them a safe way to be active in their community, make better citizens of our kiddos I guess is what I'm trying to say," says Payne.
Each school will have a Crime Stoppers Coordinator.
"We are going to have an anonymous box just like a regular Crime Stoppers it's anonymous we don't to know who gives is a tip, they're going to put their tip in that box," says Sergeant Roberts.
This a great learning program for kids and kids can also get an award.
"We find whatever the tip was about and that kid can receive a 25 dollar reward," says Sergeant Roberts.