IN THE PRESS
Argus Observer: School officials, law enforcement learn about managing threats
"The Owyhee room at Four Rivers Cultural Center was packed on Wednesday and Thursday as local school officials, law enforcement officials and other local authorities learned about threat assessment and management at schools..." Read.
KBBL: School Shooters: What's Their Path To Violence?
"It's hard to empathize with someone who carries out a school shooting. The brutality of their crimes is unspeakable. Whether the shootings were at Columbine, at Sandy Hook, or in Parkland, they have traumatized students and communities across the U.S..." Read.
JPR: The Difficult Task of Singling Out School Shooters
"After every school shooting, the standard question is: what might have prevented this? Metal detectors and armed teachers aside, there are efforts to figure out which students are thinking about committing violence on their classmates..." Read.
Preventing Threats Before Students are Lost
"John Van Dreal, an internationally recognized school safety expert, explains how the Salem-Keizer Threat Assessment System he helped pioneer can be used to guide educators to identify potentially dangerous situations and intervene before they escalate to tragedy. Listen to podcast:" Listen.
REL Northwest: A Multidisciplinary Approach to School Safety
"Creating environments that are safe and welcoming is critical for protecting the physical and psychological well-being of all members of a school community: students, educators, administrators, and families..." Read.
Montrose Press: Community orgs partner for school threat assessment
"If addressing potential threats in schools seems daunting, there is now a standardized process for threat assessment that takes a community-oriented approach to helping students..." Read.
Mother Jones: How the Media Inspires Mass Shooters
"In late August, not 10 hours after a disgruntled former TV reporter posted video on Twitter and Facebook of himself gunning down two ex-colleagues in Virginia, the New York Daily News tweeted a preview of its front page for the next day..." Read.