Tag Archive for: 2016

Two Students Post Photo Holding Firearms on Instagram

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

Larceny Unveils Potential School Violence Plot

Police were investigating a larceny report from a sporting goods store, in which the student was accused. An employee at the store during the time of the crime found a list that the student dropped with “concerning items” on it…

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Active Assailant Attack Averted

The assailant entered the boy’s gym locker room and stabbed 4 students and bludgeoned a 5th victim…

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Student Alerts Police to School Violence Threat on Snapchat

A 16-year-old student posts an image on Snapchat, with a caption stating that he is planning to shoot students at his high school the next day….

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Middle School Counselor Talks Armed Student Out of Violent Attack

A student goes to see the school counselor after his first period class, and tells her that she is the only one that can talk him out of something. According to the County Sheriff, the student tells the counselor that he is going to kill some teachers and a police officer…

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Two Students Post Photo Holding Firearms on Instagram

Two high school boys (student 1 and student 2) post pictures on Instagram posing with firearms. The photos are captioned: “Schools gonna be fun tomorrow” and “School will be interesting tomorrow.” The captions also included the hashtag, “#RIPMHS.”…

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Text a Tip Alerts Police to Students’ Violent Plot

At least two months before the planned attack, student 1 publishes violent posts on her social media account. A friend sees that student 1’s Tumblr page is filled with violent images, and confronts her about it….

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Student’s Instagram Post About School Violence Reported

A student posts a photo on Instagram and writes that his mother made him stop playing a video game, and that “[He] will just play Call of Duty at school…

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Gun Store Owner Reports Potential School Shooter

According to police, the student withdrew from classes at his university on 3/21/16. The former student’s mother stated that she spoke with her son earlier in the day…

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Students Report Fellow Student’s Plans for Violence, Student Unable to Obtain Weapons

Police found a journal in his bedroom that listed about 20 people as targets, with the idea to “take out a school resource officer” first…

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