Archives Ben Gorban

Mother of Shooter Calls 911

How was the attack averted? changed his/her mind on his/her own volition, had conversation about plans/violent threats reported, Other What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Arson/fire setting, Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned It is disconcerting that the perpetrator was able to enter a locked school […]



Student Helps Stop Planned Homicide of Fellow Student

How was the attack averted? had conversation about plans/violent threats 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 It is essential that every student has at least one person in their school community that they trust enough […]



Student Posted Video with AK-style rifle

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 It is essential that every student has at least one adult in their school community that they trust enough to […]



Middle School Student arrested after mass shooting threat.

How was the attack averted? had conversation about plans/violent threats reported, was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned It is essential that every student has at least one adult in their school community that they trust enough to share concerning behavior with. In this case, a student […]



Student helps foil school shooting plan.

How was the attack averted? had conversation about plans/violent threats 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 It is essential that every student has at least one adult in their school community that they trust enough […]



Six Teens Planning Massive Attack on School Using Instagram

How was the attack averted? 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? 4+ Lessons Learned The school reportedly waited two days to conduct an “internal investigation” before notifying law enforcement. Any delay in reporting threats of targeted school violence […]



Two teens conspire to bring weapon into school and harm another student.

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 In this case, a student reported concerning behavior and teachers, school administrators, and law enforcement took their reports seriously and acted expeditiously to neutralize the […]



Three high school students charged after investigation into school shooting ‘discussion’

How was the attack averted? had conversation about plans/violent threats 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? 3 Lessons Learned In this case, students reported concerning behavior and teachers, school administrators and law enforcement took their reports seriously and […]



High School student arrested for alleged threat to ‘shoot up his school’

How was the attack averted? had conversation about plans/violent threats 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 Relationships between mental and behavioral health practitioners and law enforcement are critical to quickly assessing the viability of threats […]



School shooting threat: Police foil middle school plot months in making

How was the attack averted? had conversation about plans/violent threats reported, was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained How many suspects were involved with the plot? 2 Lessons Learned It is essential that every student has at least one person in their school community that they trust enough to share concerning behavior with. In this case, students reported […]