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

Middle School Student with a Hit List Threatens to Shoot Up School

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 essential that every student has at least one adult in their school community that they trust enough to share concerning behavior with. In […]

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.


Student Hurts Sister, Makes Threats Against His College

A sister received Facebook messages from her brother in which he stated that he was contemplating firing AK-47 rifle magazines on his college campus and killing their father so he could gain “freedom”.


Student Reports Threats Overheard on School Bus

A student overheard — and recorded on a cellphone — the suspect making threats toward four classmates and a relative on an afternoon school bus ride.


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.


College Student Plans Mass Casualty Attack with 3D Printed Gun

A college student sent a text to a fellow student threatening to shoot students at their university. In a text to a second student, the subject said he was going to “commit a shooting that people would be talking about.” The second student forwarded the text to a university professor who notified law enforcement.


Former College Student Threatens Retaliation

Nine years after graduating, a former student of a small liberal arts college began sending a series of threatening emails to a staff member at the college. The emails escalated in intensity and were accompanied by YouTube videos showing the student with weapons.


Student Making Explosives with Guns in Dorm

Municipal law enforcement along with campus public safety officers responded to a dorm on campus for a report of a suicidal subject who had made references to committing a mass shooting or bombing.


International Student Amasses Weapon Accessories

An international student who had recently sought psychiatric care for suicidal thoughts and feeling like he might lose control and commit acts of violence against anyone tried to buy an AR-15 from a local gun store. The owner refused to sell the weapon based on erratic statements being made by the student about his intended use of the weapon and his unfamiliarity with its operation.