High School Students Develop Threat Reporting App To Keep Schools Safer

Osage, Iowa – Yesterday the Mitchell County High Schools assembled together for the reveal of the Mitchell County Threat Reporting app.

Mitchell County High School students have developed a new way to keep each other safer.  

Along with the Mitchell County Sheriff’s office, seven students from Osage, Saint Ansgar and Riceville,  developed, designed and published a threat app for high school students. Jenna Plotzke  is a senior at Osage is one of the app’s developers:


The Mitchell County Threat Reporter app allows for students to anonymously report threats like bullying or an active shooter directly to law enforcement.

Mitchell County Sheriff Greg Beaver wanted an easier way for students to report potential threats after the Parkland shooting that left 17 people dead.


The app, which is available on Google Play and will be released for I-O-S devices later this week, asks six user friendly questions from what the threat is, to who’s involved and where it could happen.  

Plotzke says she hopes this can help keep schools safe nationwide.



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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