High School

Vice Principal Overhears Student Loading Shotgun in School Bathroom

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 Familiarize all members of the school community with indicators of potential self-harm and targeted violence, and how to report concerning behavior. Promoting See Something, Say […]



Member of Group Home Reports Peer’s Plans for School Attacks

How was the attack averted? had conversation about plans/violent threats reported What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 2 Lessons Learned Research conducted by the U.S. Secret Service indicates some perpetrators of completed school attacks were motivated by a desire to emulate previous mass […]



Student Reports Fellow Students’ Plans for Violence to Principal

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, Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 3 Lessons Learned It is important to educate all members of the school community on indicators of potential self-harm and targeted […]



Student Sees Peer Carrying Gun at School, Alerts SRO

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 Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. Familiarize all members of the school community with the indicators of potential self-harm and […]



Student Reports Fellow Students’ Violent Attack Plans in Online Chat Room

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? 4+ Lessons Learned Promoting “See Something, Say Something” is an essential violence prevention tool. Familiarize all members of the school community with the indicators of potential […]



Teacher Physically Restrains Would-Be School Attacker, Prevents Attack

How was the attack averted? was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Bomb/Explosive, Other How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned 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. […]



Parents Alert Police to Son’s Potential School Attack

How was the attack averted? Other What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Firearm, Knives 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 to report concerning behavior. Relationships between […]



School Bookkeeper Talks Down School Attacker

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 How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned School risk assessments and planning must consider options for restricting access to the building by unauthorized individuals. In […]



Students Report Fellow Student’s Plans for Violence, Student Unable to Obtain Weapons

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, Firearm, Knives How many suspects were involved with the plot? 4+ Lessons Learned It is important to educate all members of the school community on indicators of potential self-harm and […]



Teacher Prevents High School Shooting

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 It is important to educate all members of the school community on indicators of potential self-harm and targeted violence, and how to report concerning behavior. […]