High School

Former Student Fires Round in School

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Suspect had previously been treated for mental health problems. Suspect had researched previous mass shootings. Suspect said he grew up surrounded by violence, mental illness, and neglect, and felt the shooting was the only way out of his situation. The suspect noted “There was […]



School Shooter Kills 10, Wounds 13 Others and Turns Himself into Police.

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Social media monitoring can identify individuals on the pathway to violence. It is essential that every student has at least one person in their school community that they trust enough to share concerning behavior with. Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence […]



Teen Viewed Shooting as an Experiment

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Suspect had openly displayed materials that suggested a fascination with violence, spoke about joining the Mafia,and hurting others – but no actions were taken. Recommendations for Avoiding Future Attacks Unusual or uncharacteristic behavior, a fascination with violence, suspicious behavior and “jokes” must be taken […]



High School Student Arrested for Threatening Preschool

How was the attack averted? had social media post/entry/video reported, was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Social media platforms have developed and implemented filters to help detect indicators of potential self-harm and targeted violence. It is important that law enforcement agencies know how to contact social […]



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. […]