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District Attorney Launches Online Tool To Report Sexual And Physical Abuse Of Students

District Attorney Summer Stephan (center) along with Deputy District Attorney...

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Above: District Attorney Summer Stephan (center) along with Deputy District Attorney Stephen Marquardt (left), John Warren, publisher of Voice & Viewpoint newspaper, Francine Maxwell and Carla Simental at the announcement of the Student Safety in School Systems Task Force on Nov. 14, 2019.

Protecting kids from harm. That is the goal of a new online tool unveiled by county prosecutors Thursday that allows people to report suspected abuse of students in school.

"It’s meant to address when there is an adult abusing a minor or a student abusing another student," said San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan.

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Stephan is creating the Student Safety In School Systems Task Force who will be reviewing the reports made online. Students, parents, teachers or others can report incidents of suspected physical or sexual abuse of students.

"Making sure that the gaps are closed and that there is not any situation where a person who is harming kids isn’t being moved around from school to school without accountability," Stephan said.