OAR 257-095-0070
Tip Examination, Classification and Referrals


Once a tip is received by the SSTL, Tip Line Technicians shall classify the reported tip based on a pre-identified set of values to designate the level of threats to student safety and level of response needed;


Tips received by Tip Line Technicians shall be referred to the appropriate school, school district or Education Service District, service provider or law enforcement;


Suspicious activity or non-criminal, school-safety concerns (i.e. general tips about bullying, suspicious behavior/actions discovered on social media, fights between students, reports of individuals on school grounds who may not have an appropriate reason for being there) will be routed to schools, school districts, Education Service Districts, school administrators, service providers and also to local law enforcement if the severity of the incident warrants a law enforcement response;


Tips concerning potential criminal activity shall be forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency for that jurisdiction in addition to the notifications in subsection (2)(a);


When an incoming tip received by the SSTL presents or appears to present a situation of immediate danger or threat of serious harm, the Tip Line Technician shall immediately contact the appropriate law enforcement contacts, appropriate education provider contacts, or service providers relaying all known information about the tip;


When Tip Line Technicians determine it appropriate based on the nature of the tip and their training and experience, they will forward the tip to other hotlines that are available for reports of violence or crisis prevention;


Tips or requests for social services that are not within the scope of the program will be referred to other hotlines or resources as available;


The Tip Line Technician shall document in the SSTL system the person[s] to whom the tip was referred.

Source: Rule 257-095-0070 — Tip Examination, Classification and Referrals, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=257-095-0070.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 257-095-0070’s source at or​.us