Case Study

Preventing Student Suicides in Greenville City Schools


Detecting the Early Signs of Students in Crises

Gaggle gives this Tennessee district an advantage in a world where the first sign of a troubled student often surfaces in an email or a saved document—both of which are monitored by student safety software around the clock.

Gaggle Provides Student Safety Coverage 24/7

The Challenge:

Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in rural Tennessee, Greeneville City Schools serves about 3,000 students across seven schools. There is simply not enough time in the day for an individual—or the district as a whole—to monitor how students are using their devices in this 1:1 Tennessee school district.

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Extra Set of Eyes to Monitor Safety and Well-Being

The Solution:

Greeneville City Schools enlisted the help of Gaggle to provide an extra set of eyes to keep track of what students were saying and feeling in the district’s Microsoft 365 environment. In addition, Gaggle provides them with a dashboard that contextualizes searches and pulls everything together into a format that’s easy to search and reference.

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Benefiting Districts in Ways that Can't be Measured

The Result:

Gaggle helped Greeneville City Schools intervene in multiple suicide attempts, as well as other attacks, incidents involving self-harm, and the sharing of inappropriate content. According to a Greeneville City Schools district employee, Gaggle's student safety platform has benefitted the district in ways that simply can’t be measured from a quantitative perspective. 

CASE STUDY - Greeneville City Schools
“We literally have the opportunity to save a student’s life with Gaggle. How could we turn and walk away from an opportunity like that?”

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