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Which states require in-school threat assessment teams?

9 states have adopted this policy

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Alabama has not adopted this policy

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Alaska has not adopted this policy

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Arizona has not adopted this policy

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Arkansas has not adopted this policy

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California has not adopted this policy

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Colorado has not adopted this policy

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Connecticut has not adopted this policy

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Delaware has not adopted this policy

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Florida has adopted this policy

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Georgia has not adopted this policy

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Hawaii has not adopted this policy

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Idaho has not adopted this policy

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Illinois has not adopted this policy

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Indiana has not adopted this policy

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Iowa has not adopted this policy

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Kansas has not adopted this policy

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Kentucky has adopted this policy

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Louisiana has not adopted this policy

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Maine has not adopted this policy

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Maryland has adopted this policy

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Massachusetts has not adopted this policy

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Michigan has not adopted this policy

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Minnesota has not adopted this policy

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Mississippi has not adopted this policy

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Missouri has not adopted this policy

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Montana has not adopted this policy

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Nebraska has not adopted this policy

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Nevada has not adopted this policy

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New Hampshire has not adopted this policy

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New Jersey has not adopted this policy

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New Mexico has not adopted this policy

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New York has not adopted this policy

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North Carolina has not adopted this policy

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North Dakota has not adopted this policy

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Oklahoma has not adopted this policy

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Oregon has not adopted this policy

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Pennsylvania has adopted this policy

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Rhode Island has adopted this policy

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South Carolina has not adopted this policy

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South Dakota has not adopted this policy

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Tennessee has not adopted this policy

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Utah has not adopted this policy

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Vermont has not adopted this policy

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Virginia has adopted this policy

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Washington has adopted this policy

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West Virginia has not adopted this policy

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Wisconsin has not adopted this policy

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Wyoming has not adopted this policy

What It Does

School threat assessment programs help identify students at risk of committing violence—and get them the help they need. These programs typically rely on multidisciplinary teams trained to intervene at the earliest warning signs, and are unanimously recommended by school safety experts. Critically, they do not rely on discipline or the criminal justice system.

The Impact

The majority of school shooters are students or others associated with the school. And in 77% of school shootings, at least one person, most often a peer, knew of the shooter’s plan.

Show Citations and Footnotes
Source: Fla. Stat. § 1006.07(7); Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 158.4412; Md. Code Ann., Educ. § 7-1507; Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3313.669; 24 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 13-1302-E; 16 R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-21-23.2; Tex. Educ. Code Ann. § 37.115; Va. Code Ann. § 22.1-79.4; Wash. Rev. Code § 28A.320.123. 

Majority: Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. (2021, January 25). Keeping our schools safe: A plan for preventing mass shootings and ending all gun violence in American schools. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://everytownresearch.org/report/preventing-gun-violence-in-american-schools/.

77%: US Department of Homeland Security. (2019). Protecting America’s schools: A U.S. Secret Service analysis of targeted school violence. US Secret Service, National Threat Assessment Center. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://bit.ly/2PaaYTE.

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