Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence

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, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (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.

A condensed overview can be found on the School Safety page in the Hometown Security section on CISA.gov.  Additional School and Workplace Violence resources can be found in the Campus Resilience Program Resource Library.