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Averting Targeted School Violence: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Plots Against Schools
March 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
About the Event
On March 30, 2021, the National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) will release and present on their latest study, Averting Targeted School Violence: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Plots Against Schools, and the report’s implications for the prevention of targeted school violence. The study examines 67 disrupted plots against K-12 schools that took place from 2006-2018. This study builds upon NTAC’s 2019 publication, Protecting America’s Schools: A U.S. Secret Service Analysis of Targeted School Violence, which studied completed attacks that resulted in physical harm. The latest report will discuss relevant topics related to threat assessment including, but not limited to:
- How plots were discovered and mitigated
- Motives, targeting, and planning
- Concerning communication and behavior exhibited prior to plot discovery
- The diversity of stressors and home-life factors
- Histories of behavioral or emotional issues
This event will feature presentations by NTAC researchers and other subject matter experts, including:
- Director Dr. Frank Straub, National Police Foundation, Center for Mass Violence Response Studies
- Executive Director Mo Canady, National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO)
- Molly Hudgens, Congressional Medal of Honor Citizen Honors Recipient
This free event is open to law enforcement officials, teachers, counselors, principals, superintendents, school resource officers, school psychologists, community mental health professionals, and other school safety/security stakeholders.