College/University

Community College Student Threatens Administrator – Kills Federal Law Enforcement Officer

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? 1 Lessons Learned Ongoing and close coordination between the college administration, campus police department and Mental Health Unit of the local police department kept the student’s behavior from […]



Expelled college student solicits terrorist support for revenge attack

How was the attack averted? was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Bomb/Explosive How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Disciplinary actions taken against students can later manifest as a major grievance for that student. Ongoing monitoring of the separated student is important. Social media […]



Student Hurts Sister, Makes Threats Against His College

 
A sister received Facebook messages from her brother in which he stated that he was contemplating firing AK-47 rifle magazines on his college campus and killing their father so he could gain “freedom”.

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Tip Line Receives Report of Twitter Threat to Shoot Up College Campus

 
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.” Another statement read, “You (expletive) are past spent, you (expletive) are going to die in class.”

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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 to the removal process instead of abruptly forcing him out.

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College Student Plans Mass Casualty Attack with 3D Printed Gun

 
A college student sent a text to a fellow student threatening to shoot students at their university. In a text to a second student, the subject said he was going to “commit a shooting that people would be talking about.” The second student forwarded the text to a university professor who notified law enforcement.

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Former College Student Threatens Retaliation

 
Nine years after graduating, a former student of a small liberal arts college began sending a series of threatening emails to a staff member at the college. The emails escalated in intensity and were accompanied by YouTube videos showing the student with weapons.

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Student Making Explosives with Guns in Dorm

 
Municipal law enforcement along with campus public safety officers responded to a dorm on campus for a report of a suicidal subject who had made references to committing a mass shooting or bombing.

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International Student Amasses Weapon Accessories

 
An international student who had recently sought psychiatric care for suicidal thoughts and feeling like he might lose control and commit acts of violence against anyone tried to buy an AR-15 from a local gun store. The owner refused to sell the weapon based on erratic statements being made by the student about his intended use of the weapon and his unfamiliarity with its operation.

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Community College – Terrorist Nexus

 
In December 2015, a husband and wife used illegally acquired assault rifles among other weapons to murder 14 innocent people and wound 21 more at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California. Prior to the attack, the wife had pledged allegiance to ISIS.

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