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Fox News Latest Scam

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Granted, hard to narrow down the Fox News scams and spins, as many as they are, , as being an entertainment network as journalism has washed from our shores.  As another example of the Fox News creating and manipulating news.  Funny that Fox News offers a link to post a vote on a poll following tonight’s debate.  Speculation that they, again, do not approve of the citizens voice, have now made the ability to vote almost impossible.  Trying to enter the poll to vote via a cell Iphone every time I clicked on the link it took my to the link above or below.  Zoomed in enough so no chance of clicking on a wrong link.  No oops, intentional mus-direction.  So why, not happy with the results, same as last time?  Fox News, another member of the main stream media, just trying to favor one group while controlled br the same globalists.

Text-a-tip reporting encouraged for Blount County Students, Knox County next!

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Source: Big Sis & http://www.volunteertv.com

Text-a-tip reporting coming to Knox Co. Schools

The Knox County school system is about to team up with the Sheriff’s Department to make it easy for students to give crime tips, and the upcoming program is already a success for at least one county here.

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — Our cell phones stay in our hands non stop and that’s the same for teens. Now some school systems are using that to their advantage.

The Knox County school system is about to team up with the Sheriff’s Department to make it easy for students to give crime tips, and the upcoming program is already a success for at least one county here.

Many teenagers have cell phones with them all day, but getting them to reach out to the principal or even cops, isn’t always easy. So, several Blount County high schools are using a form of communication teens are comfortable with, texting.

Every Blount County school has an officer on campus. While they’re right there, students don’t always feel comfortable going to them.

Heritage High School senior, Kendra Chapman said, “A lot of people don’t really want to be called a tattle-tale, I guess.”

Heritage High is one of five schools giving students an anonymous way to share.

Sergeant Jeff Hicks, with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, said, “Because if anyone has a teenager they know they spend most of their time texting.”

During school hours, the tips go the school resource officers. After hours, they go to Blount County deputies.

Sgt. Hicks said they can text the student back if they need more information. “This is the 21st century in community policing,” he said.

The students are given a 6-digit number to text reports of crime or concern, and each school has a specific code, to let officers know where the message is coming from.

Heritage High senior, Julie Garner said, “Sometimes they know someone has drugs on them, if they know that a drug deal is perhaps going on in our hallways.”

Some tips have been about weapons, fighting, bullying, and Kendra said it can come down to, “Something that they would really be concerned about that would hurt them, or somebody else.”

Since the Text-A-Tip program started, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office has received nearly 400 texts from the schools. Majority are from Heritage High.

Kendra said knowing students are texting tips, makes her feel safer. “I’ve seen it here, as a student I walk these hallways and it helps a lot,” she said.

The Blount County Sheriff’s Department and the students Local 8 News spoke with, highly recommend the program for every school.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Department plans to start their program with the school system, in the next couple of weeks.

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