JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A Jefferson County student is in custody and could face charges for making a threat to district schools.

Letters sent to parents from schools say the threat was never real, but a tip came through the “Safe2Tell” communication office.

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The anonymous helpline takes calls from students for issues ranging from bullying, suicides to school attacks.

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Now, the state’s Joint Budget Committee has authorized more spending for that program.

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The “Safe2Tell” Program says the number of calls coming in have nearly tripled in the last three years.