Colorado's anonymous safety tip line for students, Safe2Tell, received more than 1,300 reports in May, 49% more than the same month in 2020, according to data.
It's the second month in a row the line saw an increase, but for the school year as a whole, there was a 47% decrease in the number of tips received.
Officials say the lack of reports is because of delayed school openings and remote learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last month, 19% of the 1,303 reports were made in regard to suicide threats followed by duplicate reports, welfare checks, bullying and drugs, according to data.
Since the beginning of the school year, suicide threats and welfare checks have accounted for nearly 40% of the total 10,460 reports.
Since the beginning of the school year, there have been 2,126 reports of suicide threats, which is 20% of all reports made.
Despite school being over for the next couple of months, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said the Safe2Tell program is more important than ever and encourages people to continue using the service.
“This summer, we can all work together to protect the health and safety of youth in our communities,” Weiser said in a statement. “Safe2Tell remains available throughout the summer and reporting urgent safety concerns to the program can save lives whether or not school is in session.”
Safe2Tell is a violence intervention and prevention program for students to anonymously report threats to their own and others' safety. The program is not an emergency response unit or mental health counseling service.
To make a report, individuals can call 1-877-542-7233, visits Safe2Tell.org or use the Safe2Tell mobile app.