Secret Service releases operational guide on preventing school violence


In the wake of recent school shootings, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) has launched an initiative to provide updated research and guidance to school personnel, law enforcement and other public safety partners on the prevention of school-based violence.

“Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model” is an operational guide that will serve as the first phase of this initiative. The guide was developed to provide fundamental direction on how to prevent incidents of targeted school violence, which is when a student specifically selects a school or a member of the school community for harm. The content in this guide is based on information developed by NTAC.

Visit the Secret Service’s website to read the guide or a two-page brief.