See something, say something

We’re almost to the end of the school year, but it’s as important as ever to remember that we can all serve as the eyes and ears for safety in schools.

More than two years ago Tacoma Public Schools launched a joint campaign with law enforcement called, “See Something, Say Something.” Any time you see or hear of a threat made against one of our schools, the Tacoma Police Department asks that you report it to 9-1-1. TPD committed to following up on threats made against our schools.

It’s important to note that a threat against our schools is a crime.

Items such as cap guns, toy guns, pocket knives, and any sort of weapon—toy or real—are prohibited at school. 

We encourage everyone in our community who sees or hears a threat at any of our schools to immediately call 911.

TPS Media Contact

Kathryn McCarthy, Strategic Communications and Marketing Manager | 253-571-1015 |

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