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Students Speaking Out provides students with a safe, informal, and anonymous system to give information about criminal activity, threats, or weapons, without fear of retaliation. If you have information about a crime committed at your school, or about threats of a crime or possible shooting.

Call the 24-Hour Students Speaking Out Hotline
at 209-521-4636 (INFO)



When to Call

  • You overhear someone bragging about having committed a crime.
  • You know someone who is driving a stolen car, is hiding from the police, or selling drugs.
  • You just see something that doesn't look right. Trust your instincts!
  • You hear anything about a potential school shooting 
  • You know someone who wants to hurt themselves or others.

If you aren't sure that what you saw or heard is really a crime, call anyway. Let the police decide if it's worth investigating. It may be a piece of a clue to a big crime.

How Does It Work?
If you are a student, parent, teacher or other school staff member, you can report with information about crimes in and around your school. No one will ask for your name, just for your information.

What Happens To The Information I Give To Students Speaking Out?
When you report tips, the information you provide is given to a law enforcement agency for further investigation. 

What Happens If The Information I Give Is Wrong?
Can someone go to jail because of me? No. The information will be used as part of an investigation. No one is ever arrested based only on tip information.

Do I Get A Reward?
If a crime is solved, if a criminal is arrested, or if a weapon is confiscated because of a tip you gave to Students Speaking Out, you are eligible for a reward.

How Much Is The Reward?
Rewards range from $10 to $1,000. The Students Speaking Out Board meets every month to decide the amount paid for each successful tip.

If I Don’t Give My Name, How Do I Collect My Reward?
Every person who calls the Hotline is given a code number. If your tip leads to an arrest, confiscation of a weapon, or the solution of a crime, you will receive a reward. When you call Students Speaking Out and give your code number you will be told how to collect your reward – without ever giving your name!

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Students Speaking Out Schools

Modesto City Schools:

Stanislaus County Office of Education:

Ceres Unified School District:

Oakdale Joint Unified School District:

Turlock Unified School District: 

Salida School District:

Hughson Unified School District:

Denair Unified School District: