2018 Secret Service School Shooting Reports: Making Schools Safer, Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence (July 2018)
The tragic events of the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and the May 18, 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, demonstrated the ongoing need to provide leadership in preventing future school attacks. The U.S. Secret Service have redoubled our efforts and are poised to continue enhancing school safety. More
Important 2018 Secret Service reports about school shootings have been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction:
Making Schools Safer (February 2018) * Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model (July 2018) * Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence
As a bonus, this compilation also reproduces another interesting USSS report: Attacks on Federal Government 2001-2013.
The tragic events of the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and the May 18, 2018 shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, demonstrated the ongoing need to provide leadership in preventing future school attacks. As such, the U.S. Secret Service, along with many of our partners, have redoubled our efforts and are poised to continue enhancing school safety. As part of these efforts, NTAC created an operational guide that provides actionable steps that schools can take to develop comprehensive targeted violence prevention plans for conducting threat assessments in schools.
Ensuring safe learning environments for elementary and secondary school students, educators, administrators, and others is essential. Everyone - whether a member of the school community or even a resident of the local area - has a role in identifying potential threats to a school and sharing that information with those who can take action to assess and manage the risk posed. Although infrequent, a single act of a targeted school attack impacts students, teachers, the local community, and at times the entire nation. Consider what role you can play in the larger efforts to make our schools safer.
After a series of high profile school-based attacks, the U.S. Secret Service partnered with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-free Schools to study targeted school violence. This study, the Safe School Initiative, published in 2002, examined school-based attacks carried out by current students or those who had recently left school. The study created a foundation of knowledge and guidance related to threat assessment - that is identifying, assessing, and managing risks - in K-12 schools. Following the study, the Secret Service again partnered with the Department of Education on an effort that examined why students who had information about a planned attack either withheld or came forward with the information. This second study, published in 2008, identified aspects of a school's climate that either facilitated or hindered information sharing. Since then, the Secret Service, through its National Threat Assessment Center, has continued to provide training to thousands of school administrators, faculty, staff, and law enforcement on developing innovative programs that foster safer school climates, enhance the trust students have in school staff and administrators, effectively identify potential threats, and assess and handle them in a thorough and systematic way.
There are many aspects to creating positive school climates and enhancing school safety. School administrators manage reports of all types of concerning behavior, ranging from vandalism to bullying, fights to drugs, suicidal behaviors and violence. With limited resources, schools must be creative in how they address these issues.
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