Speak Up, Speak Out
At Shabazz we work to create a safe community where students feel they can be themselves and advocate for what they need. If something comes up for a student, we always encourage students to come to a trusted adult and talk with them. Especially whenever they have a concern about a school safety issue. We also want students, staff, and families to know there is a statewide school safety reporting system they can contact anonymously as well.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of School Safety (OSS) has created a comprehensive, one-stop place to turn to with concerns regarding school safety, called SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT (SUSO). We always encourage students to report safety concerns to a trusted adult at school, at home, or in the community. This tip line is another option.
The SUSO threat reporting system is available 24/7 and is free to all. Students, families, school staff, and community members can submit a school safety concern by downloading the SUSO app (Android and iOS), visiting speakup.widoj.gov, or by calling 1-800-MY-SUSO-1. SUSO Resource Center staff work around the clock to respond to reports and to deploy a response locally by communicating directly with school administrators, law enforcement, and counselors.
Please feel free to reach out to Mary or any of our support staff with any questions or concerns you may have!