Student arrested while walking toward high school with loaded gun

How was the attack averted? 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 preventative action. In this case, school […]



Teen Charged for Threatening Multiple Schools in Two States

How was the attack averted? was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Bomb/Explosive, Firearm, Knives 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 to share concerning behavior […]



College Student Arrested In Possession of Loaded Gun

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, Knives 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 […]



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 […]



Student Commits Suicide Before Carrying Out School Shooting

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 the school community on indicators of potential self-harm and targeted violence, and how to report concerning behavior. There is evidence of a school shooting “contagion […]



Student Arrested After Threatening School

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



High School Student Arrested for Making School Shooting Threat

How was the attack averted? had social media post/entry/video reported What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Resources and community culture permitting, consider establishing an anonymous reporting system. In this case, a student reported a threat and law enforcement took their […]