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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



Modesto Police Department


Eduardo Lopez
Modesto Police Department Detectives continue their investigation into the shooting death of an adult man near Pequeno and Wilson Avenues. At about 4:30 am on July 24, 2016, officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a man down in the roadway. Once on scene, emergency personnel found Hughson resident, 35-year-old Gregory Pimentel, who had been shot. Lifesaving measures were administered, but Pimentel succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Detectives believe suspect, 29-year-old Eduardo Lopez of Ceres, shot Pimentel while in front of a residence in the 200 block of Wilson Avenue, following an argument. Pimentel ran to the 900 block of Pequeno Avenue where he was found by emergency personnel. Lopez fled from the area prior to police arrival. Detectives are actively investigating the details leading up to the shooting and have issued a warrant for Lopezs arrest. If you have any information about the shooting or know of Lopezs whereabouts, we encourage you to contact Detective Gumm at 209-342-9162 or 209-534-7375.


Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department