The BVA Tip Line is a new way for Students and Community Members to communicate with BVASD Administration regarding BVASD Safety. This tool allows confidential reporting to a School Administrator any concerns you may have for school safety, the safety of others, or express a concern about a student and their well-being.
The Belle Vernon Area School District's Tip Line reporting system is intended to facilitate the reporting of sensitive information to law enforcement including information regarding student safety. This information may be shared with school officials such as principals, school counselors, and other administrative personnel.
THIS IS NOT an Emergency Hotline!
If you are reporting an event that could immediately affect your school community
Please Call 911
The Belle Vernon Area School District encourages Students and Community Members to report information regarding activities such as Bullying, Threats, Drugs, Fighting, Weapons, Safety Risks, Personal Crisis, and Vandalism. Reporting of information viewed on social networking sites like Snap Chat, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube can help prevent a tragedy.
For urgent matters or emergency situations, Please call 911
- § 4906. False reports to law enforcement authorities.
(a) Falsely incriminating another.--Except as provided in subsection (c), a person who knowingly gives false information to any law enforcement officer with intent to implicate another commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.
(b) Fictitious reports.--Except as provided in subsection (c), a person commits a misdemeanor of the third degree if he:
(1) reports to law enforcement authorities an offense or other incident within their concern knowing that it did not occur; or
(2) pretends to furnish such authorities with information relating to an offense or incident when he knows he has no information relating to such offense or incident.
(1) If the violation of subsection (a) or (b) occurs during a declared state of emergency and the false report causes the resources of the law enforcement authority to be diverted from dealing with the declared state of emergency, the offense shall be graded one step greater than that set forth in the applicable subsection.
(2) If the violation of subsection (a) or (b) relates to a false report of the theft or loss of a firearm, as defined in section 5515 (relating to prohibiting of paramilitary training), the offense shall be graded one step greater than that set forth in the applicable subsection.
(June 28, 2002, P.L.481, No.82, eff. 60 days; Oct. 17, 2008, P.L.1628, No.131, eff. 60 days)