Bomb/Explosive

Expelled college student solicits terrorist support for revenge attack

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 Disciplinary actions taken against students can later manifest as a major grievance for that student. Ongoing monitoring of the separated student is important. Social media […]



Three Middle School Students Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder

How was the attack averted? was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Arson/fire setting, Bomb/Explosive, Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 3 Lessons Learned It is essential that every student have one trusted adult they can share safety and other concerns with. Promote See Something, Say […]



FBI tip leads to student with bomb-making materials in his home and floor plan of his high school

How was the attack averted? Arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Arson/fire setting, Bomb/Explosive How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something with all community members is a basic and essential violence prevention tool when coupled with awareness training on indicators […]



Two Students Develop “Columbine-like” Plan for Violence

 
Someone reported to the police that suspicious statements had been made indicating a potential threat.

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18 Year Old High School Student Threatens to Shoot up School, Hold Hostages

 
Several students report the suspect and said that he was going to shoot up the school and hold the class hostage with AKs and C4s.

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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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Frustrated Student Makes Threats at High School

 
Student tells other students and at least one administrator in what appears to be a cry for help that he is angry and frustrated, and wants to “do damage by shooting up the school”.

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Young Student Makes Bomb Threat at Middle School

 
A student writes a bomb threat and leaves it in his school bathroom.

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Father Finds Daughter’s Journal with Plot for Violence

 
The suspect’s father finds her journal that outlines the plot. Journal entries dated back to December 2016 and described a timeline and phases of the attack.

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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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