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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.

Threat Assessment and Reporting
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) School Assessment

Department of Health and Human Services, May 2017

This tool assesses the use of CPTED principles in three areas of schools: grounds, buildings, and interiors. It includes the principles of natural surveillance, access management, territoriality, physical maintenance, and order maintenance.

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National Summits on Preventing Multiple Casualty Violence Reports

Department of Homeland Security

These reports summarize the outcomes of summits that bring together experts from a variety of disciplines, including law enforcement, academic education, social sciences, private security, and emergency management to develop cross-cutting prevention strategies and a framework for a prevention toolkit adaptable to individual communities.

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