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Threat Education, Assessment and Management Team


Behaviors that may cause concern

  • Communications (explicit or veiled) of intent to harm someone or self
  • Possession/seeking of a weapon
  • Angry and verbally abusive behavior that suggests violent intentions
  • Threats can be expressed as follows:
    • Through any media (cell phones, radio, Facebook, Twitter, text messages, classroom assignments)
    • Through drawings or other visual indicators (News articles)
    • Behaviorally (Becoming withdrawn, feeling alienated, hopelessness)