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SchoolSafety.gov provides resources, like guidance, training, and fact sheets, to help schools create and maintain a safe learning environment. 

Report
A Study of the Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the U.S.
A Study of the Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the U.S.

Department of Justice, June 2018

This report provides the general public with an understanding of pre-attack behaviors, as examined in 63 active shooters from the past. The report insights include detailed information on the mental health, behavior prior to the attack and specific stressors of each shooter.

Guidance
Active Shooter Event Quick Reference Guide
Active Shooter Event Quick Reference Guide

Department of Justice, 2015

This guidance provides the general public with information on the three options — Run, Hide, Fight — that a person can make during an active shooter situation.

Guidance
Active Shooter: How to Respond
Active Shooter: How to Respond

Department of Homeland Security, October 2018

This guidance provides information for employers and employees on how to train staff for an active shooter situation, how to respond to active shooter threats within their workplace, how to recognize potential workplace violence and how to respond when law enforcement arrives.

Guidance
Active Shooter Preparedness
Active Shooter Preparedness

Department of Homeland Security

This guidance provides a variety of resources for the general public on active shooter preparedness and how to respond in the event of an active shooter.

Guidance
Active Shooter Resources
Active Shooter Resources

Department of Justice

This guidance provides victims with resources and information on the responsibilities of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during active shooter incidents and mass killings. Resources also include information on support services for victims, family members, first responders and investigative teams who have been affected by active shooter or mass killing incidents.

Video
Addressing Mental Health Concerns in College
Addressing Mental Health Concerns in College

Department of Health and Human Services

This video, geared towards university officials and health professionals, addresses the topic of mental and substance use disorders among college students.

Guidance
Addressing the Risk of Violent Behavior in Youth
Addressing the Risk of Violent Behavior in Youth

Department of Health and Human Services, May 2018

This guidance educates teachers and school personnel to identify behaviors and other signs of risk that could result in youth violence.

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