High School

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 […]



SRO and Back Up Officers Mortally Wound School Shooter

How was the attack averted? Other What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned There is some suggestion that the back up officers were not able to gain immediate access to the school due to locked doors. It is imperative that all […]



Tips Line Stops Potential School Shooting

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 Resources and community culture permitting, consider establishing an anonymous reporting system. In this case, students reported concerning behavior and teachers, […]



Student Going to Get a Pencil Stops Potential Shooting

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 […]



2 Killed at New Mexico High School

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1



Behavioral Specialist and Assistant Principal Stop Potential Shooter

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 A school official quickly noticed the individual did not have a visitor’s badge or staff ID and confronted […]