The development and implementation of a threat assessment and reporting program remains a critical component of any school's or district's school safety prevention efforts. Establishing a reporting system that is continually monitored and allows for anonymous reporting, as well as having a threat assessment program, or a multidisciplinary group process, to evaluate these reports and respond to threats can significantly reduce acts of violence on school campuses.
As we enter the summer months and school communities begin preparations for the fall, SchoolSafety.gov is providing resources to ensure you are aware of the available Federal government programs, tools, and guidance on SchoolSafety.gov related to threat assessment and reporting. The attached one-pager includes information on a set of key strategies to consider, as well as specific resources on SchoolSafety.gov to aid in the implementation of threat assessment and suspicious activity reporting initiatives at K-12 schools.
You can also contact The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse at: SchoolSafety@hq.dhs.gov.
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