Student Posted Video with AK-style rifle

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



Two teens conspire to bring weapon into school and harm another student.

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? 2 Lessons Learned In this case, a student reported concerning behavior and teachers, school administrators, and law enforcement took their reports seriously and acted expeditiously to neutralize the […]



Three high school students charged after investigation into school shooting ‘discussion’

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? 3 Lessons Learned In this case, students reported concerning behavior and teachers, school administrators and law enforcement took their reports seriously and […]



Student tells doctor of plans to carryout mass shooting at his university

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 The medical professional who initially heard the threat took it seriously and contacted law enforcement. Municipal, university, state and federal law enforcement worked in concert […]



Surveillance of High School and Social Media Threats Lead to Arrest

How was the attack averted? 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 Relationships between school officials and local law enforcement are critical and should be utilized to quickly assess the credibility of all threats, and to […]



College student with guns in dorm room plotting mass casualty attack for more than one year

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 Promoting See Something, Say Something is important. It is essential that all members of the campus community (students, faculty and staff) be familiar with indicators […]



Tip to FBI leads to weapons charges against college student

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 Relatives are often the first persons to recognize concerning behavior. Educating community members on potential indicators of self-harm or targeted violence and encouraging reporting are […]



Duluth Man Described Plans for School, Theater Shootings

How was the attack averted? changed his/her mind on his/her own volition, had conversation about plans/violent threats reported What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1



University Student Enlists Other Students to Acquire Parts to Assemble a Fully Automatic Rifle

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 Gun parts can be purchased with relative anonymity by using gift cards and shipping to post office boxes not tied to the purchaser. Familiarizing students […]



Community College Student Threatens Administrator – Kills Federal Law Enforcement Officer

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 Ongoing and close coordination between the college administration, campus police department and Mental Health Unit of the local police department kept the student’s behavior from […]