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School shooting threat: Police foil middle school plot months in making

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? 2 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. In this case, students reported […]



Student tells doctor of plans to carryout mass shooting at his university

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 The medical professional who initially heard the threat took it seriously and contacted law enforcement. Municipal, university, state and federal law enforcement worked in concert […]



Student Threatens to Shoot Professor for Failing Grade

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 The targeted professor took the student’s threats seriously and reported them to the university police department. Given the nature of the threats, the university police […]



Student Imprisoned After Allegedly Plotting to Attack University with Explosives

How was the attack averted? was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Bomb/Explosive How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Residents of the student’s off campus apartment building acted on their suspicions about noxious odors emanating from subject’s apartment. Under the right set of circumstances, […]



Surveillance of High School and Social Media Threats Lead to Arrest

How was the attack averted? 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? 1 Lessons Learned Relationships between school officials and local law enforcement are critical and should be utilized to quickly assess the credibility of all threats, and to […]



College student with guns in dorm room plotting mass casualty attack for more than one year

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 Promoting See Something, Say Something is important. It is essential that all members of the campus community (students, faculty and staff) be familiar with indicators […]



Tip to FBI leads to weapons charges against college student

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 Relatives are often the first persons to recognize concerning behavior. Educating community members on potential indicators of self-harm or targeted violence and encouraging reporting are […]



Duluth Man Described Plans for School, Theater Shootings

How was the attack averted? changed his/her mind on his/her own volition, had conversation about plans/violent threats reported What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1



Armed Man Arrested in School Parking Lot

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 Recommendations for Avoiding Future Attacks One big step is to have a police officer or SRO for every school. Recommended Changes to School Procedure One big step […]



University Student Enlists Other Students to Acquire Parts to Assemble a Fully Automatic Rifle

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 Gun parts can be purchased with relative anonymity by using gift cards and shipping to post office boxes not tied to the purchaser. Familiarizing students […]