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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.



Struggling Student Shoots School Principal

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned It is important to educate all members of the school community on indicators of potential self-harm and targeted violence, and how to report concerning behavior. Recommendations for Avoiding Future Attacks Assess and invest in school climate.



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 Student Shot and Injured Another Student

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 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. Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. It is important to educate all members of the […]



Former Student Fires Round in School

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Suspect had previously been treated for mental health problems. Suspect had researched previous mass shootings. Suspect said he grew up surrounded by violence, mental illness, and neglect, and felt the shooting was the only way out of his situation. The suspect noted “There was […]



School Shooter Kills 10, Wounds 13 Others and Turns Himself into Police.

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Social media monitoring can identify individuals on the pathway to violence. It is essential that every student has at least one person in their school community that they trust enough to share concerning behavior with. Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence […]



Teen Viewed Shooting as an Experiment

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Suspect had openly displayed materials that suggested a fascination with violence, spoke about joining the Mafia,and hurting others – but no actions were taken. Recommendations for Avoiding Future Attacks Unusual or uncharacteristic behavior, a fascination with violence, suspicious behavior and “jokes” must be taken […]



2 Killed at New Mexico High School

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1