ALL NEWS

Draper Park Middle School student uses SafeUT app to report gun on campus

Apr 12, 2022, 12:58 PM | Updated: 3:02 pm
Draper Park Middle School...
A student at Draper Park Middle School reported a gun being brought to school via the SafeUT app. (FILE)
(FILE)

DRAPER, Utah — Officials at Draper Park Middle School said that a potentially dangerous situation was avoided on Tuesday after a student used the SafeUT mobile app.

A student used the app in order to alert officials about a weapon on campus, said Canyons School District representative Jeffrey Haney.

“As a result of the tip,” Haney said, “we were able to work with our School Resource Officer to immediately start an investigation and quickly contain any potential harm to the school.”

Officials removed the weapon from campus, Haney said.

A small group of students at Draper Park Middle School was “shown the weapon in private,” the letter said. However, Haney said officials don’t believe the student intended any harm.

Officials will not release disciplinary information about the student in question.  But “the matter is being handled swiftly and in accordance with District policy,” said the letter to parents.

The district said that Draper Police may conduct a separate investigation.

“Your student’s safety is our No. 1 concern,” the letter continued, “and we greatly appreciate the student who used SafeUT to bring this issue to our attention. We continue to encourage all students to say something if they see something.”

Concerned parents can call 801-826-6900. Or they can send an email to communications@canyonsdistrict.org with any questions.

The SafeUT mobile app offers a confidential tip line as well as an immediate connection to a crisis counselor. The app is free and available for download on Google Play and the Apple App store.

Related reading: 

Today’s Top Stories

All News

A ballot drop box is pictured. Those wanting to vote in the utah primary election can still vote in...
Amie Schaeffer

Utah primary election: Acceptable ID to bring for in-person voting

Utah's Primary Election is today. Voters need to be sure they have the right identification to cast their ballot.
23 hours ago
bountiful porch thefts...
Dan Bammes

Bountiful woman arrested after allegedly stealing $6,000 from patient

Miller, who worked with the victim as a recreational therapist when the theft occurred.
23 hours ago
A technician works on a component of Rocket Lab's Electron rocket ahead of the launch on the Mahia ...
NICK PERRY Associated Press

NASA hopes New Zealand launch will pave way for moon landing

The mission came together relatively quickly and cheaply for NASA, with the total mission cost put at $32.7 million.
23 hours ago
Over 200 behives broke on I-80 as the semi-truck transporting them rolled. Photo credit: Park City ...
Devin Oldroyd

Semi-truck transporting over 200 beehives rolls over on I-80

Over 200 behives broke on I-80 as the semi-truck transporting them rolled.
2 days ago
File photo...
Simone Seikaly

Salt Lake City Police cancel Amber alert for 11-year-old girl

The abduction reportedly happened in Salt Lake City at 456 North and 1100 West. By early afternoon on Monday, the victim was found in Tooele.
2 days ago
Freshly pressed vinyl records are produced in a stamper at the United Record Pressing facility Thur...
DAVID SHARP Associated Press

Manufacturers struggle to keep pace with vinyl record demand

The Recording Industry Association of America says record album sales grew 61% last year — and reached $1 billion for the first time since the 1980s.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Tax Harassment...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
Follow @ikeyospe...

Tax Tuesday: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Filing Their Taxes

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
Follow @ikeyospe...

Tax Tuesday: How will last year’s child tax credits affect you?

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
Draper Park Middle School student uses SafeUT app to report gun on campus