Middle School

Student Arrested for Threatening Two Middle School Students and Mass Violence

How was the attack averted? had conversation about plans/violent threats reported, had social media post/entry/video reported, was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained 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 to share concerning behavior with. […]



Four Students Arrested for Copycat Plan to Commit Mass Violence

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? 4+ Lessons Learned It is essential that every student has at least one person in their school community that they trust […]



Student Commits Suicide Before Carrying Out School Shooting

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. 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. There is evidence of a school shooting “contagion […]



NFL Player Stops 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 Relationships between law enforcement agencies in different states are critical to quickly assessing the viability of all threats and taking […]



Thirteen-Year-Old Told Detectives He Wanted to be the Next School Shooter

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 unclear from available open-sources whether the student’s school or school district had a behavior threat assessment and management team, and if affirmative, whether […]



Gun Jamming Stops School Shooter

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



Mother of Shooter Calls 911

How was the attack averted? changed his/her mind on his/her own volition, had conversation about plans/violent threats reported, Other What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Arson/fire setting, Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned It is disconcerting that the perpetrator was able to enter a locked school […]



Student Helps Stop Planned Homicide of Fellow Student

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? 2 Lessons Learned It is essential that every student has at least one person in their school community that they trust enough […]



Middle School Student arrested after mass shooting threat.

How was the attack averted? had conversation about plans/violent threats reported, was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained 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 to share concerning behavior with. In this case, a student […]



Six Teens Planning Massive Attack on School Using Instagram

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? 4+ Lessons Learned The school reportedly waited two days to conduct an “internal investigation” before notifying law enforcement. Any delay in reporting threats of targeted school violence […]