Reports show the Oxford perpetrator's parents failed to acknowledge signs their child would commit a mass shooting. Our data shows 44.1% of perpetrators, like the Oxford perpetrator, leak their plans ahead of time. #oxfordhighschool #warning #sign Source: Twitter Return to all data visualizations … [Read more...]
Leakage of Plans prior to shooting?
School closures are costly caution — but are still not enough to prevent tragedies
"On Nov. 30, 11 people were shot, four fatally, at Oxford High School, about 45 miles north of Detroit. The crime scene investigation understandably closed the school for a week. Threats of copycat violence then closed the school again. Shooting threats typically increase after a high-profile school shooting because the public is on high alert … [Read more...]
Gun violence and threats are on the rise at Indiana schools
"We know risk factors are things like trauma, isolation, suicidality, depression, and hopelessness, being in crisis, spending more time in the dark corners of the internet — things that we knew the pandemic kind of exacerbated,” she said. “And then on top of that, we saw record gun sales. So we know that there's just more guns that can get into the … [Read more...]
How schools respond to social media threats
Dr. Jillian Peterson joins Rob Ferrett to discuss how schools can evaluate potential threats and maintain student safety, especially on social media. Listen here Author: Rob Ferrett Source: Wisconsin Public Radio … [Read more...]
Assessing Shooting Threats Is a Matter of Life or Death. Why Aren’t Experts Better at It?
"In Davison, Mich., 20 miles north of the site of the mass shooting at Oxford High School on Nov. 30, a middle schooler sits in prison for threatening a school shooting in 2019. For claiming the “trench coat mafia”—a reference to a debunked 1999 Columbine shooting conspiracy—and drawing up a detailed plan of attack, he was convicted of a 20-year … [Read more...]