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Shagmond Lowery developed the My Pal (Personal Alert Levels) Schools as a way to keep school administrators informed of incidents going on in the schools by letting students anonymously report what is going on. PHOTO PROVIDED BY FELICIA APPREY

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Educator Develops App for School Safety

Shagmond Lowery came up with the idea for the MyPal App four years ago when he was an educator at a South Suburban School District. Incidents at schools in the community prompted him to create the app with the hope it would keep students safe.