Handgun/pistol

High School Student Arrested After Social Media Threat and Bringing a Gun to 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 In this case, school officials and law enforcement took the social media post seriously and acted expeditiously to neutralize the […]



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 […]



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 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, […]



Two Teens One Adult Arrested

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 Promoting See Something, Say Something is an essential violence prevention tool. In this case, a student reported concerning behavior […]



Thirteen-Year-Old Told Detectives He Wanted to be the Next School Shooter

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 It is unclear from available open-sources whether the student’s school or school district had a behavior threat assessment and management team, and if affirmative, whether […]



Exchange Student Deported After Threats to Commit School Shooting

How was the attack averted? was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Firearm, Other How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned School officials and law enforcement took the reported threat seriously and conducted a thorough investigation which led to the subject’s arrest, conviction and deportation. […]



Former College Student Had Bomb Making Materials In Apartment

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



Parents find out a year later that there was an averted 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, Knives How many suspects were involved with the plot? 2 Lessons Learned Review policies and procedures for addressing concerning behavior, including verbal and written threats, and when to involve law […]



SRO and 2 other officers kill shooter

How was the attack averted? Other What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Firearm How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned There is some suggestion that the back up officers were not able to gain immediate access to the school due to locked doors. It is imperative that all […]