High School

Two Students Arrested for Threatening Their High School

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 2 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, someone used an anonymous reporting system and reported a threat to law enforcement, which acted expeditiously to […]



Perceived Taunting Results in Shooting at School

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned The shooter is not always a current student. Recommendations for Avoiding Future Attacks If this individual is convicted of a felony or certain gun-related misdemeanors his name should be placed on the firearms “no purchase” list maintained by the National Instant Criminal Background Check […]



Student Threatened Shooting Year Before Bringing Gun to School and Firing One Shot

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Suspect had previously been treated for mental health problems. Recommendations for Avoiding Future Attacks Assess and invest in school climate.



Student Arrested After Changing Mind on Planned Attack

How was the attack averted? changed his/her mind on his/her own volition, 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? 1 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. It is essential that every student […]



Student Arrested After Planning Columbine-Like Attack

How was the attack averted? changed his/her mind on his/her own volition What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Bomb/Explosive, Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned It is important to educate all members of the school community on indicators of potential self-harm and targeted violence, and how […]



Student Planned Mass Violence Attack at High School

How was the attack averted? was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Bomb/Explosive, Firearm, Knives How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Social media monitoring can identify individuals on the pathway to violence. Resources and community culture permitting, consider adopting a defensive social media monitoring […]



Teenager Planned Mass Shooting Then Suicide at High School

How was the attack averted? had conversation about plans/violent threats reported, Other, 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 person in their school community they trust enough […]



Student Arrested for Plotting Mass Violence Attack on Columbine Anniversary

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? Bomb/Explosive How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned It is essential that every student has at least one person in their school community that they trust enough […]



Student Planned to Bomb Former High 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? Bomb/Explosive 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 they trust enough to […]



Former High School Student Arrested for Threatening Mass Violence Attack

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 Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. The anonymous reporting system played an integral role […]