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Teen Accused of Plotting School Violence at a Graduation Ceremony

How was the attack averted? had social media post/entry/video reported, was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. It is important to educate all members of the […]



Students Arrested After Peer Reports Attack Planning

How was the attack averted? was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Bomb/Explosive, Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 3 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. It is important to educate all members of the school community on indicators […]



Student Threatened School Attack on Social Media

How was the attack averted? had social media post/entry/video reported What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Bomb/Explosive, Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. It is important to educate all members of the school community on […]



Two Students Arrested for Plotting Shooting at High School

How was the attack averted? had conversation about plans/violent threats reported, had social media post/entry/video reported What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 2 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. It is important to educate all members […]



Teacher subdues shooter in cafeteria, only one student injured.

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. The motive for the threat in this case appears to be teasing and bullying. While the precipitating event may seem relatively minor, for some individuals this can amount to a significant grievance. This […]



School Shooter Says it Was an Experiment

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. Research conducted by the U.S. Secret Service indicates some perpetrators of completed school attacks were motivated by a desire to emulate previous mass attackers. This incident may serve as an impetus for community […]



Student Asked to Use Bathroom and Came back with 2 Handguns

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. Research conducted by the U.S. Secret Service indicates some perpetrators of completed school attacks were motivated by a desire to emulate previous mass attackers. Recommendations for Avoiding Future Attacks Assess and invest in […]



Armed Man Surrenders After Standoff with Police on College Campus

How was the attack averted? was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained, was talked out of committing the attack What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Firearm, Other, Vehicle How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. It is important to educate […]



Two Students Post Photo Holding Firearms on Instagram

How was the attack averted? had social media post/entry/video reported, was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 2 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. It is important to educate all members of the […]



Two Students Threaten Violence at Homecoming Events

How was the attack averted? was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 2 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. It is important to educate all members of the school community on indicators of […]