SRO Alerted About School Shooting Plan Through Anonymous Tip

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 2 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, someone used an anonymous reporting system and reported a threat to law enforcement, which acted expeditiously to […]



Perpetrator Pulls Fire Alarm to Ambush Students in Dorm

 
A student at a large public university had not enrolled for spring semester and the university was in the process of removing him from his dorm room. Given that the student had recently lost a portion of his employment income and appeared to have nowhere to move, the university was taking an empathetic approach to the removal process instead of abruptly forcing him out.

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Counselor Notifies SRO of Potential Attacker

 
Student shares with mental health counselor that he wants to kill as many people as possible…

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Teacher Uncovers Student Journal with Violent Attack Plans

 
The student writes what he calls a fictitious journal about his plans to detonate explosives at his high school. His first journal entries…

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LE Discovers Would-Be Campus Attacker during Unrelated Arrest

 
Authorities find hunting guns (a stolen scoped rifle and a stolen double-barrel shotgun), body armor, three knives, a machete and six Molotov cocktails…

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Police Receive Tip of Student’s Bomb Threat to School

 
The student is seen in possession of ammunition, a machete, and Molotov cocktails. Police receive a tip from a 911 caller (a fellow student and his family) that the student has made a bomb…

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School Bookkeeper Talks Down School Attacker

 
During his teen years, the suspect’s brother reports that his behavior changes after doctors change his medication. The suspect sets fire to the family’s home while they are inside sleeping…

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Taft Union High School 2013 Shooting

 
Two of the suspect’s classmates bully him excessively throughout school. He also allegedly keeps a “hit list” of people/students…

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Sparks Middle School 2013 Shooting

 
Student with history of parental abuse is increasingly teased in school…

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Arapahoe High School 2013 Shooting

 
Multiple teachers report to the administration that they are afraid of him, but punishments are minimal…

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