Safe Family: App developed to help out in case of school shooting

By: National
By: National

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- An Oklahoma City middle schooler came up with an idea for an app last year to help out in case of a school shooting.

After the Sandy Hook shooting, Genesis Franks came up with a trophy winning idea for an app.

It would allow students to reports cases of bullying and school violence.

"It just kinda took wings"

Now her father Leonard is perfecting the idea and making it real.

"If an active shooting came on the ground could you notify students, staff everyone in three seconds or less can you do that."

You can, according to this 7th grade teacher, with Quick response.

"My principal has quick response mode she had active shooter, gym"

This is a students phone.

There are number of preprogrammed emergencies that staff can put out including medical and weather related.

"The knifing that happend two to three days ago, Fort Hood are over in five ten minutes. You call 911. We here in the building have to take proactive measures."

Franks is testing Quick Response with Millwood Public Schools now he says the alerts will go out even if power is out and school intercom system is broken, which is was at his school during a lockdown at the beginning of the school year.

Franks said, "I wanted an anomyous reporting feature"

Students can also report incidents of bullying too with quick reponse- that idea inspired by Franks own daughter's- award winning idea.

"She wanted to do something to help so that would happen again."


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