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Safer Schools Ohio – Hotline

Cardinal Local Schools is proud to utilize an anonymous hotline through Safer Schools Ohio as a way for students to report potential suicides, school shootings, bullying, or other problems.  Students can call or text 844-SAFEROH (844-723-3764), free of charge, to report anything suspicious or endangering to them, their friends, or their school.

What is Safer Schools Ohio?

Safer Schools Ohio is a multi-agency effort created to assist schools in continuously improving the safety of our students.

Safety Plans

Paramount in this effort is ensuring each school has a strong building safety plan.  Schools are comparing their existing plans to a model plan developed by the Attorney General’s School Safety Task Force that outlines the best approaches to keeping kids safe.  State experts, including those in the Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Homeland Security division, review the information and provide guidance to help schools implement best practices and improve their plans.


The State Emergency Management Agency and the University of Findlay will provide training to schools and local first responders at no cost.  This will help local educators develop comprehensive safety initiatives in cooperation with local law enforcement.  Additionally, Ohio Homeland Security will provide technical assistance at no cost to local stakeholders as they develop and implement their school safety plans.