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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 […]



NFL Player Stops School Shooting

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 Relationships between law enforcement agencies in different states are critical to quickly assessing the viability of all threats and taking […]



Former Student Used Fake Social Media Profile to Threaten School.

How was the attack averted? changed his/her mind on his/her own volition, was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned In this case, school officials and law enforcement took the Facebook post seriously and acted expeditiously to neutralize the threat. Social media monitoring can identify individuals on the […]



Tips Line Stops Potential School Shooting

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 Resources and community culture permitting, consider establishing an anonymous reporting system. In this case, students reported concerning behavior and teachers, […]



Gun Jamming Stops School Shooter

How was the attack averted? Other, 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 important to educate all members of the school community on indicators of potential self-harm or targeted violence, and how to report concerning […]



2 Killed at New Mexico High School

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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 […]



Six Teens Planning Massive Attack on School Using Instagram

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? 4+ Lessons Learned The school reportedly waited two days to conduct an “internal investigation” before notifying law enforcement. Any delay in reporting threats of targeted school violence […]



Expelled college student solicits terrorist support for revenge attack

How was the attack averted? was arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Bomb/Explosive How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Disciplinary actions taken against students can later manifest as a major grievance for that student. Ongoing monitoring of the separated student is important. Social media […]



FBI tip leads to student with bomb-making materials in his home and floor plan of his high school

How was the attack averted? Arrested/tackled/otherwise physically restrained What kind of weapon(s) was going to be used? Arson/fire setting, Bomb/Explosive How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned Promoting See Something, Say Something with all community members is a basic and essential violence prevention tool when coupled with awareness training on indicators […]