Our Mission

 

We encourage school personnel, law enforcement officers, mental health professionals, and others involved in school safety to share their averted school violence stories and lessons learned, in order to improve school safety and help prevent future tragedies.

Sharing your story is an anonymous, secure, non-punitive, and confidential process.

 

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News and Events

NEW Publications Released

  • The National Police Foundation’s Center for Mass Violence Response Studies, in collaboration with the COPS Office, has released two new reports examining averted and completed acts of school violence. Check out the ASV Publications page to download the reports!

Recent ASV Webinars

  • Learning from Averted & Completed School Attacks
  • This webinar provides an overview of the ASV database and discusses findings from recent analyses of averted and completed acts of school violence. Click here to view the recording.
     

  • Learning Lessons From the School Attack That Didn’t Happen
  • This webinar provides an overview of the ASV database and project. Presenters also discuss the training provided in schools to help identify behavior that can lead to violence. Click here to view the recording.
     

  • Strategies for the Prevention, Response, and Recovery From Acts of Violence in Schools
  • This webinar explores lessons learned from the response and recovery from acts of school violence. Click here to view the recording.

Recent Reports

 

Student Turns Himself in to Counselor before Attack

On 6-22-2004, the perpetrator brought two handguns and ammunition in a backpack to the school, arriving at the normal time of approximately 0715 hrs…

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Michigan Tip Line (OK2SAY) Works

Suspect solicited various students for a gun. The suspect continued to solicit students for a gun and told some students at the lunch table who he wanted to shoot before shooting himself…

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Twitter Threat to Shoot Up College Reported to Tip Line

A university student posted messages on Twitter threatening to carry out a mass casualty attack on his school. The messages included statements saying, “the campus going to get shot up and who will be to blame…

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Perpetrator Pulls Fire Alarm to Ambush Students in Dorm

A student at a large public university had not enrolled for spring semester and the university was in the process of removing him from his dorm room. Given that the student had recently lost a portion of his employment income and appeared to have nowhere to move, the university was taking an empathetic approach…

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This project was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 2014-CK-WX-K023 awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s) or the U.S. Department of Justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.