"If you think about young people in particular, you don't want to make it difficult for them to contact us," said Gov. Rick Snyder.
Kids who suspect their peers may be up to no good will soon have a 24/7 resource to which to turn.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed the OK 2 Say legislation Tuesday afternoon. It sets up a hotline for anyone including students, parents, and teachers, to help stop a tragedy before it happens.
The governor explained how it will be much more beneficial than just a call to 911.
"One of the things about this hotline is it's going to be multimedia in many respects, given the opportunity to make a phone call, send a text, use a website," said Gov. Snyder. "If you think about young people in particular, you don't want to make it difficult for them to contact us."
Colorado set up a similar hotline after the Columbine shooting. It has received nearly 9,000 tips.
The governor says Michigan's hotline will go active sometime next year.