Unregistered ‘ghost gun’ used in California high school shooting

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. Social media monitoring can identify individuals on the pathway to violence. Resources and community culture permitting, consider adopting a defensive social media monitoring and alert system that ensures privacy rights. It is important […]



Two Students Commit Mass Shooting at School

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 2 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 behavior. Recommendations for Avoiding Future Attacks School resource officers are important in the prevention and response to school campus violence.



Teen Arrested for Threat Against Alma Mater

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 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 […]



Perceived Taunting Results in Shooting at School

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned The shooter is not always a current student. Recommendations for Avoiding Future Attacks If this individual is convicted of a felony or certain gun-related misdemeanors his name should be placed on the firearms “no purchase” list maintained by the National Instant Criminal Background Check […]



Student Threatened Shooting Year Before Bringing Gun to School and Firing One Shot

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Suspect had previously been treated for mental health problems. Recommendations for Avoiding Future Attacks Assess and invest in school climate.



Former High School Student Arrested for Threatening Mass Violence Attack

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? 1 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. The anonymous reporting system played an integral role […]



Three Students Arrested Following Violent Threats

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? 3 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. Educate all members of the school community (students, parents, […]



Student Arrested After Racist and Threatening Videos Found

How was the attack averted? had social media post/entry/video reported, 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 essential that every student has at least one adult in their school community that they trust enough […]



Custodian Taken Into Custody After Threat and Cache of Weapons

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? 1 Lessons Learned Relationships between school officials and law enforcement are critical to quickly assessing the viability of all threats and taking […]



Student Arrested for Making Threats; Bringing Gun to School

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