• Threat Assessment Protocol Enhancements

    Procedures and Discipline

    • The District will establish a threat assessment team in each school, consisting of an administrator, counselor, mental health specialist, school psychologist and psychiatrist as warranted, to oversee the threat assessment process and consult with law enforcement.

    • Discipline, up to and including suspension and expulsion, will be imposed on a case-by-case basis with consideration for severity and frequency. Searches may be conducted following a discipline incident, which was already part of the District’s practice, but is now written into the procedures.


    • School personnel will promptly notify the disciplined student’s parent or guardian, as well as the parent or guardian of any student determined to be a target or recipient of behaviors targeting others in violation of Policy.

    • The District may initiate school or community communications related to reported threats in accordance with Board Policy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other applicable laws based on relevant conditions which may include, but not limited to:

      • the nature or severity of the threat;
      • the number of individuals targeted by a threat;
      • the degree to which there has been an expression of schoolwide or community concern or potential schoolwide or community exposure;
      • recommendation of law enforcement; and
      • consultation with District Solicitor or other legal counsel 

    Not all five conditions need to exist for notification to be given.

    Supports and Services

    • The District will inform parents of both the offender and the recipient of available supports and services.

    • The threat assessment protocol includes the availability of school-based counseling support for both the offender and recipient, along with other school-based supports that will be shared by the school.