New Secret Service guidelines aim to reduce school shootings

Published July 13, 2018


An article in The New York Times about guidelines issues by the Secret Service to help prevent school shootings, including the formation of threat assessment teams that employ mental health, law enforcement and education professionals to help identify and support troubles youths, interviews Amanda Nickerson, director of UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention. If it is a transient threat, something said out of anger without the weapons to act on it, it can be handled with informal counseling or light disciplinary action, such as a notice to parents, she said.

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