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Students Speaking Out

Keeping Our Schools Safe!

Students Speaking Out provides students with a safe, informal, and anonymous system to give information about criminal activity, threats, or weapons, without fear of retaliation. If you have information about a crime committed at your school, or about threats of a crime or possible shooting.

Call the 24-Hour Students Speaking Out Hotline
at 209-521-4636 (INFO)

How Does It Work?
If you are a student, parent, teacher or other school staff member, you can call with information about crimes in and around your school. No one will ask for your name, just for your information.

What Sort Of Crimes Should I Call About?
Anything! We are interested in any crime that happens in and around your school. Drugs, drinking, graffiti, vandalism, burglary, weapons, and gang activity are all crimes that affect your safety and ability to learn. We are also interested in threats of violence, even if they are only rumors. Information you provide us can help make your school a better place.

What Happens To The Information I Give To Students Speaking Out?
When you call our Tips line, the information you provide is given to a police officer for investigation. The officer may get help from your school's police officer.

What Happens If The Information I Give Is Wrong?
Can someone go to jail because of me? No. The information will be used as part of an investigation. No one is ever arrested based only on tip information.

Do I Get A Reward?
If a crime is solved, if a criminal is arrested, or if a weapon is confiscated because of a tip you gave to Students Speaking Out, you are eligible for a reward.

How Much Is The Reward?
Rewards range from $10 to $1,000. The Students Speaking Out Board meets every month to decide the amount paid for each successful tip.

If I Don’t Give My Name, How Do I Collect My Reward?
Every person who calls the Hotline is given a code number. If your tip leads to an arrest, confiscation of a weapon, or the solution of a crime, you will receive a reward. When you call Students Speaking Out and give your code number you will be told how to collect your reward – without ever giving your name!


Links to Area Students Speaking Out Schools

Modesto City Schools:

Stanislaus County Office of Education:

Ceres Unified School District:

Oakdale Joint Unified School District:

Turlock Unified School District:

Salida School District:

Hughson Unified School District:

Denair Unified School District:

Students Speaking Out Statistics

4 fugitives have been captured to date!

$0.00 property recovered
$0.00 rewards paid

Murder: 0
Sex Offenses: 1
Rape: 0
Child Abuse: 2
Arson: 0
Robbery: 0
Aggravated Assault: 6
Burglary: 0
Narcotics: 10
Motor Vehicle Theft: 0
Larceny/Theft: 0
Vandalism/Graffiti: 0
Spousal Abuse: 0
Parolees at Large: 0
Warrants: 0


Sex Offenses

Bounmy Sidouang
In April of 2017, Ceres Police Detectives began investigating a case of child molestation. During their investigation, they discovered that the suspect, identified as Bounmy Jeff Sidouang 45 Yrs. of Modesto, was sending inappropriate text messages to a 14 yr old female. The texting lead to an inappropriate relationship that lasted approximately six months when it was discovered by a family member. Bounmy Sidouang has avoided investigators and it is possible he may have fled the area. He was last known to drive a black Honda or Acura style vehicle with out of states plates. Bounmy Sidouang has a violent criminal history and should not be approached. If you have information on the whereabouts of Bounmy Jeff Sidouang, please contact Detective Julio Amador at (209) 538-5729 or (209) 652-0340 or your local law enforcement agency.


Ceres Police Department

Sex Offenses

Robert Piatt
Stanislaus County Sheriff's Detectives are looking to locate this individual. Robert Shane Piatt, 58 years old, has warrants for continuous sexual abuse of children under the age of 14 years old and under the age of 10 years old. Piatt was last seen driving a 70's model Dodge Executive Motor Home, white with green trim, like the one pictured. Piatt is known to frequent the Keyes, Modesto and Oakdale area.