"Columbine, Mar 3, 2010" by Dave Cullen... Page 404
Dave's book is the manual for "How To" and "How to Avoid" School Shootings. After scanning the book, page 404 mentioned the FBI manual and also one by the Secret Service. I am a Cliff Note kind of reader and maybe this will help us both.
FBI Link to Download PDF
Summary of FBI Manual:
The School Shooter:
A THREAT ASSESSMENT PERSPECTIVE
- is, therefore, critical that we do all we can to identify young people who need our help, and then get them the help they need. We must continue to search for those crucial behavioral and....
It presents a model procedure for threat assessment and intervention-including...
that underlie a threat can be love; hate; fear; rage; or desire for attention, revenge, excitement, or recognition.
can never be known with complete certainty, in evaluating a threat...
mental and emotional state at the time the threat was made, but it is important to remember that a state of mind can be temporarily but strongly influenced by alcohol or drugs, or a precipitating incident such as a romantic breakup, failing grades, or conflict with a parent. After a person has absorbed an emotional setback and calmed down, or when the effects of alcohol or drugs...
In general, people do not switch instantly from nonviolence to violence. Nonviolent people do not "snap" or decide on the spur of the moment to meet a problem by using violence.
Instead, the path toward violence is an evolutionary one, with signposts along the way. A threat is one observable behavior; others may be brooding about frustration or disappointment, fantasies of destruction or revenge, in conversations, writings, drawings, and other actions.
Types of Threats
Threats can be classed in four categories: direct, indirect, veiled, or conditional. A direct threat identifies a specific act against a specific target and is delivered.
This is enough for you to decide to download the 52 page PDF.
The report is 19 years old and I assume every school safety office has a copy.
If every student and parent has a copy, I think it is possible for families to detect a problem child but I doubt a social services employee could screen 10,000 students.
Next, I will summarize the Secret Service report. How did they get involved?
I asked a lawyer to advise me of kids' rights to avoid profile testing and treatment.