Two Students Arrested for Threatening Their High School

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 2 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 this case, someone used an anonymous reporting system and reported a threat to law enforcement, which acted expeditiously to […]



Perceived Taunting Results in Shooting at School

How many suspects were involved with the plot? 1 Lessons Learned The shooter is not always a current student. Recommendations for Avoiding Future Attacks If this individual is convicted of a felony or certain gun-related misdemeanors his name should be placed on the firearms “no purchase” list maintained by the National Instant Criminal Background Check […]



Student Planned Mass Violence Attack at High School

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 Social media monitoring can identify individuals on the pathway to violence. Resources and community culture permitting, consider adopting a defensive social media monitoring […]



Four Students Arrested After One Brought a Gun to Campus

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? 4+ 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. Relationships […]



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 […]



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 […]



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, […]



Student Accused of Threatening Mass Shooting at School

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