author Alan King, Tuesday October 9, 2018

Hey Folks! 

We've got some huge news. 

AppArmor is proud to announce in conjunction with The Office of Attorney General in Florida and the Department of Education the launch of the FortifyFL App.

“Our brave students can provide information that saves lives. The FortifyFL app will give them one centralized tool to report suspicious activity" said Pam Bondi, Attorney General for the State of Florida on the FortifyFL website. 

FortifyFL was created and funded by the 2018 Florida Legislature as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. The application was named by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and developed by AppArmor. The app is a school-related suspicious activity reporting tool that allows Florida students and the community the ability to instantly relay information anonymously concerning unsafe, potentially harmful, dangerous, violent or criminal activities, or the threat of these activities, to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.

“Awareness is an important part of preventing threats in Florida.” said Rick Swearingen, Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement “FortifyFL allows students, parents and teachers to feel secure reporting possible crimes, threats, or unsafe situations anonymously through an easy-to-use app.

By accessing FortifyFL, students can provide a description of the threat, share pictures and videos and submit contact information (if he/she chooses to receive follow-up from law enforcement or school officials). Once information is transmitted via the application, the appropriate law enforcement and school administration entities are instantly contacted and provided with the submitted material. The tips are then routed to the appropriate contacts at the over 7000 schools on the system, as well as the correct law enforcement contacts.

It gets even crazier!

President of the United States Donald Trump commented on Twitter: “Great to see @AGPamBondi launch a cutting-edge statewide school safety APP in Florida today - named by Parkland Survivors. BIG PRIORITY and Florida is getting it done! #FortifyFL”. 

Needless to say, it's a big day. We're hoping to make these new advanced reporting capabilities available to all existing clients in the near future. If you'd like to learn about these new tools, or the FortifyFL app, don't hesitate to reach out!

Till next time,

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