A new team has formed in Archer City. The team consists of the Archer City Independent School District and the Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers.
“We're going to take advantage of that. I think it's a great idea for students to have an anonymous way of giving a tip if they see something that's wrong," said Archer City Junior High and High School Principal, Vance Morris.
Crime Stoppers posters have been posted all throughout the school district. Morris is even planning to create a Crime Stoppers board.
“We're going to have one student from each level, 7th, 8th and all the way up through seniors on our board to make sure that we know where these posters are and that we have a way to call in tips," said Morris.
Calling however, isn't the only way students can give a tip. Students can text "CRIMES" (274637) to wfcrime.
“They'll text that information in and that gives them another opportunity to be anonymous. They can call, they can even send in a web tip and also the text the tip. Either way it doesn't matter as long as we get the information and it's beneficial. We'll take it," said Crime Stoppers Officer Joe Robeson.
If any weapons taken out of the school are from a tip, that's a $500 reward.
“To me, that's very inexpensive to save any innocent lives because a gun was brought into the school," said Robeson.
It's an inexpensive safety measure that the students are noticing.
“They have noticed the posters and have asked about it and that gives us a good indication that they're paying attention to what's there," said Morris.
The Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers works with schools in Archer, Wichita and Clay counties.
The Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers recently won two awards at the Texas Crime Stoppers Convention.