School Officials and SRO Become Aware of School Violence Plot

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 Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. It is important to educate all members of […]

Suspect Shoots Victim in Retaliation for Asking Him to be His Valentine

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. It is essential that every student has at least one adult in their school community they trust enough to […]

Student Shot 2 Classmates in Attempt to Emulate Columbine Attack

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. Research conducted by the U.S. Secret Service indicates […]

Junior High School Student Stopped Before Planned Attack

How was the attack averted? had conversation about plans/violent threats reported 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 […]

Student Threatens to shoot Other Students and Commit Suicide

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. It is essential that every student has at […]

Three Injured in Middle School Shooting

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. Relationships between school officials and law enforcement are critical to quickly assessing the viability of all threats and taking preventative action. It is not clear how this student obtained the rifle and ammunition, […]

Student Asked to Use Bathroom and Came back with 2 Handguns

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. 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. Recommendations for Avoiding Future Attacks Assess and invest in […]

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 […]