High School

Student Arrested After Threatening School

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. Educate members of the school community (students, parents, teachers, […]



High School Student Arrested for Making School Shooting Threat

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? 1 Lessons Learned Resources and community culture permitting, consider establishing an anonymous reporting system. In this case, a student reported a threat and law enforcement took their […]



Student Accused of Threatening Mass Shooting at School

How was the attack averted? 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 that they trust enough to share concerning behavior with. […]



Two Teens One Adult Arrested

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 Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. In this case, a student reported concerning behavior […]



Freshman with Full Plan to Engage in School Shooting Reported by Friends

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 […]



Exchange Student Deported After Threats to Commit School Shooting

How was the attack averted? was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Firearm, Other How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned School officials and law enforcement took the reported threat seriously and conducted a thorough investigation which led to the subject’s arrest, conviction and deportation. […]



Teen charged with bringing homemade bomb to school.

How was the attack averted? Other What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Bomb/Explosive How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned School officials should take every threat seriously. There is some indication from open sources that the flag and graffiti incidents were handled as “pranks.” There is also an […]



Mother and Step-father Turn in Son After Threatening to Hurt Those Who Bullied Him

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? Bomb/Explosive, Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Assess and invest in school climate. It is essential that every student has at least one person […]



Parents find out a year later that there was an averted 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, Knives How many suspects were involved with the plot? 2 Lessons Learned Review policies and procedures for addressing concerning behavior, including verbal and written threats, and when to involve law […]



Former Student Used Fake Social Media Profile to Threaten School.

How was the attack averted? changed his/her mind on his/her own volition, was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned In this case, school officials and law enforcement took the Facebook post seriously and acted expeditiously to neutralize the threat. Social media monitoring can identify individuals on the […]