Transylvania County Schools works to make schools safe and caring places. In many cases, students and parents feel comfortable reporting concerns directly to staff (teachers, administrators, resource officers, counselors, etc), and we encourage students and parents to continue using these normal methods to report concerns. The Transylvania County Safe Schools tip line at is not to replace this healthy and open communication. We want students to help us keep schools safe, and to break the “code of silence” with respect to matters that can impact the safety of schools.
If you or your student were to suspect or become aware of any students or adults in a school who are planning or acting in any unsafe way, please let us know. This includes, but is not limited to, the use or possession of drugs, knives, guns, and/or threats to injure, bully, or assault others. If you or your children are not comfortable talking directly with staff at the school level, use the Transylvania County Safe Schools tip line at 828-201-2796. It is a fast, effective, and safe way to let us know about the unsafe situation and not worry about being identified as the source of the information.
The Transylvania County Safe Schools tip line is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. “Tips” will be referred to school or law enforcement authorities.
When a person calls 828-201-2796, they will hear the following message:
“Thank you for calling the Transylvania County Safe Schools tip line. If this is an emergency, call 911 now.” (tone) …… After you hear the tone, state clearly and slowly the name of the school, a description of the unsafe situation, and provide the names or descriptions of the persons involved to the best of your ability. You do not need to have all the information, but the better “tip” you provide, the better we can follow up and help keep your schools safe.
Tips can be made anonymously or you may leave your name and contact number.
If you have any questions about the Transylvania County Safe Schools tip line, please feel free to contact Alan Justice at 884-6173.