That may have been true last month for students from Warroad High School in Warroad, Minn., who reported violent Internet threats against a female student. Some believe it may have prevented a deadly shooting.
Chat-room transcripts obtained by ABC affiliate WDAZ in Grand Forks, N.D., read: "I will bring a gun to school. … My grandpa does have a 44 mag and I will bring it to school." The student asked others whether they wanted to see another school shooting. Another student said, "I'm going to beat the hell out of you before I kill myself."
Other students in the chat then asked the threatening students to stop the intimidation. One even threatened to call police. Two students have since been charged in the incident.
Back in Mashpee, Brown said he hoped the new T-shirts would continue to encourage students to "start snitching" so he could stop violence.
"Now it's about getting information," he said.