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Identify and address threatening or concerning behaviors before they lead to violence.

Identifying, reporting, and addressing concerning student behaviors and other suspicious activities can help stop violence before it occurs. One practice schools may consider is the use of well-trained and diverse multidisciplinary school threat assessment teams. These teams should include certified mental health professionals and the approach should include providing the supports and interventions students need when they need them.

Schools may also establish a reporting system that is continually monitored and allows anonymous reporting to help members of the school community provide information on concerning behaviors or suspicious activities.

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The federal government identified additional resources that highlight strategies for school safety. Use these resources to learn more about threat assessment and reporting.

Training Program
Emergency Planning
Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents for Key Decision Makers

Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2020

This two-day training course provides the operational-level details to support many of the topics covered in the Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents – Partnering Rural Law Enforcement and the Local School Systems awareness-level course. It provides content instruction, develops concept-specific skills, and provides opportunities for law enforcement, school personnel, and community stakeholders to collaboratively apply the course objectives in scenario-based applications. Topics covered in this course include all-hazards planning, preparedness, response, and recovery; vulnerability assessments; threat assessment management; and scenario-based activities.
Targeted Violence
The Science of School Safety

Department of Justice, 2022

This podcast episode discusses bullying, school climate, mental health, and other important school safety issues. The episode also covers the National Institute of Justice's research portfolio on school safety.
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