Hopewell-Loudon has a new service provided by the state of Ohio. 844-SaferOH is Ohio's new school safety tip line. By texting or calling 844-SaferOH, you can anonymously report anything that is suspicious or endangering you, your friends, or your school. Research shows that in 81 percent of the violent incidents in U.S. schools, someone other than the attacker knew something but didn't report it for fear of being identified. This is why Governor Kasich has asked Ohio's law enforcement and education leaders to establish the confidential SaferOH tip line. This free service is available to any Ohio public or private school. Hopewell-Loudon is registered and the tip line will serve H-L 24 hours a day, whenever a student or concerned adult senses a threat to student safety. The call center guarantees the anonymity of the person who calls or texts. Tip line workers may ask for additional information, but the one who calls or texts may remain anonymous or leave contact information for follow-up. Trained professionals at Ohio Homeland Security's Threat Assessment and Prevention (TAP) unit answer all calls and texts to 844-SaferOH. When action is needed, TAP staff immediately forward information to the school staff member you designate. Local law enforcement agencies or others may be notified, if the situaton warrants. Tip line staff will follow-up quickly with the affected school and law enforcement agencies to make sure the incident was investigated and the outcome was tracked.