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Parents in Florida: Make your kids download this app created to report suspicious activity

Posted at 10:00 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 07:24:00-04

TAMPA, Fla. — A new app aimed at preventing school shootings is up and running in Florida. 

FortifyFL was designed by survivors of the Douglas Stoneman High School mass shooting and is now accessible to all Florida students. 

It allows anyone to anonymously report suspicious activity to authorities. The app is a database for every tip submitted from across the state.

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“When I spoke to parents, teachers, and students following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy, I learned there was a gap in communication between law enforcement agencies and school officials,” said Attorney General Bondi. “After Parkland, I made it my mission to ensure that when students provide information that could potentially save lives, there would be a centralized tool they could use to quickly send that information to the right authorities. FortifyFL is designed to do just that.”

 Tips can also be submitted online at GetFortifyFL.com