The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative

Hopes to prevent future school attacks by helping educators identify and obtain crucial information before an attack occurs. Details how the Secret Service and Dept. of Education conducted the study of school-based attacks and what they discovered. Includes chapters on characterizing the attacker plus conceptualizing, signaling, advancing, and resolving the attack.

Safe School Initiative

Safe School Initiative

Safe School Initiative

The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice (CECP) of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) presents the full text of "U.S.S.S. Safe School Initiative: An Interim Report on the Prevention of Targeted Violence in Schools," a report in PDF format by the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center and the U.S. Department of Education. The report was published in October 2000. Findings of the report show that incidents of targeted violence at school are rarely impulsive and in most cases the attacker spoke to someone about the plan. Most attackers had previously used guns and had access to them. In several cases, having been bullied played a role in the attack.

Safe School Initiative

Safe School Initiative

Safe School Initiative

The Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice (CECP) of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) presents the full text of "U.S.S.S. Safe School Initiative: An Interim Report on the Prevention of Targeted Violence in Schools," a report in PDF format by the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center and the U.S. Department of Education. The report was published in October 2000. Findings of the report show that incidents of targeted violence at school are rarely impulsive and in most cases the attacker spoke to someone about the plan. Most attackers had previously used guns and had access to them. In several cases, having been bullied played a role in the attack.

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative

Hopes to prevent future school attacks by helping educators identify and obtain crucial information before an attack occurs. Details how the Secret Service and Dept. of Education conducted the study of school-based attacks and what they discovered. Includes chapters on characterizing the attacker plus conceptualizing, signaling, advancing, and resolving the attack.

Ed466 024 the Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative

Ed466 024   the Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative

Ed466 024 the Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative

This publication results from on ongoing collaboration between the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Education. Its goals are to determine whether it could have been known that incidents of targeted violence at schools were being planned and whether anything could have been done to prevent them from occurring. Results from the Secret Service's Exceptional Case Study Project (ECSP) are used to organize planning. This report describes the Safe School Initiative, defines "targeted1'school violence, and discusses the prevalence of school violence in American schools. The methodology of this study, sources of information, and an analysis of survey responses are also discussed. Incidents of targeted school violence are characterized, including characteristics of the.attacker, conceptualization of the attack, and signaling, advancing, and resolving the attack. Implications of study findings and the use of threat assessment as a strategy to prevent school violence are presented. Appendix A lists incidents of targeted school violence by state; Appendix B lists these incidents by year; and Appendix C is a list of resources. Contact information follows the appendices. (Contains 13 references and 2 Web site resources.).

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative

The "Safe School Initiative" was implemented through the Secret Service's National Threat Assessment Center and the Department of Education's Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program. The "Initiative" drew from the Secret Service's experience in studying and preventing assassination and other types of targeted violence and the Department of Education's expertise in helping schools facilitate learning through the creation of safe environments for students, faculty, and staff. This document, the "Safe School Initiative's" final report, details how the two agencies studied school-based attacks and what they found. Some of the findings may surprise readers. It is clear that there is no simple explanation as to why these attacks have occurred. Nor is there a simple solution to stop this problem. But the findings of the "Safe School Initiative" do suggest that some future attacks may be preventable if those responsible for safety in schools know what questions to ask and where to uncover information that may help with efforts to intervene before a school attack can occur. It is hoped that the information presented in this final report is useful to individuals on the front lines of this problem--the administrators, educators, law enforcement officials, and others with protective responsibilities in schools--and to anyone concerned with children's safety. Appendices include: (1) Incidents of Targeted School Violence by State; (2) Incidents of Targeted School Violence, by Year; and (3) Resources. (Contains 31 footnotes, 13 resources and 2 online resources.) [This report is an update of "The Final Report and Findings of the "Safe School Initiative": Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States", which was published on May 2002. To access this report, see ED466024.].

The Safe School Initiative

The Safe School Initiative

The Safe School Initiative

Following the attack at Columbine High School in April 1999, the Secret Service and the Department of Education initiated a study of thinking, planning and other pre-attack behaviours engaged in by attackers who carried out school shootings. That study, the Safe School Initiative, was pursued under a partnership between the Secret Service and the Department of Education. This book examines the Safe School Initiative, whose objective is to attempt to identify information that could be obtainable, or "knowable", prior to an attack. That information would then be analysed and evaluated to produce a factual, accurate knowledge based on targeted school attacks. This knowledge could be used to help communities across the country to formulate policies and strategies aimed at preventing school-based attacks.

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative  Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States

The Final Report and Findings of the Safe School Initiative Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States

This publication, The Final Report and Findings of the safe School Initiative: Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States, is a product of an ongoing collaboration between the U. S. Secret Service and the U. S. Department of Education. It is the culmination of an extensive examination of 37 incidents of targeted school violence that occurred in the United States from December 1974 through May 2000.

Threat Assessment in Schools

Threat Assessment in Schools

Threat Assessment in Schools

This document provides a threat assessment methodology and intervention tool for identifying students at risk for carrying out acts of targeted school violence. This joint report compiled on behalf of the United States Secret Service and the United States Department of Justice is devoted to school violence threat assessment tools and methodology. The report was prepared as part of the Safe School Initiative. The findings of the Initiative indicate that targeted school violence incidents are unlikely to be impulsive, are likely to have observable pre-planning activities, and are likely to be known to other students prior to the event. The goal of the document was to provide an outline of a process for identifying, assessing, and managing students who may be at risk for perpetrating targeted acts of school violence. This report modifies the Initiative's prior threat assessment document and is designed to be used in conjunction with "The Final Report and Finding of the Safe School Initiative: Implications for the Prevention of School Attacks in the United States." Topics covered include: the importance of positive school climate in school violence prevention, a threat assessment program implementation guide, information about conducting a threat assessment, and threat management techniques. The threat management decision making tool developed by the Initiative is also provided.