The FortifyFL app is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows anyone to instantly relay information to law enforcement and school officials. Students, staff, families, and members of the community can use the app to report school safety concerns anonymously and easily.
The Florida Legislature directed this tool’s development in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. The app is critical to ensuring that all Florida schools are safe environments where students and educators can experience and share the joy of learning without fear.
When a report is made, the app is designed to send information to threat assessment teams, including the school resource officer assigned to each school. Some tips go directly to 911, for example, if a student were seen placing a gun in a backpack.
Flagler Schools encourages our families, students, and employees to download the FortifyFL app to their mobile devices. The app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play.
Florida Statute 943.082 states that if, following an investigation, it is determined that a person knowingly submitted a false tip through FortifyFL, the Internet protocol (IP) address of the device on which the tip was submitted will be provided to law enforcement agencies for further investigation, and the reporting party may be subject to criminal penalties under Section 837.05, F.S. In all other circumstances, unless the reporting party has chosen to disclose his or her identity, the report will remain anonymous.