The Youth Risk Behavior Survey asked a group of students in grades 9 through 12 about the frequency of violence at school. In the year prior, nearly nine per cent had been in a fight at school and six per cent had been threatened or injured with a weapon.
Responding to harmful threats is a high-stress, time-sensitive situation. To maintain staff and student safety, it’s imperative that school administrators respond properly to violent threats.
This checklist takes you through the 11 main steps of responding to a violent threat. Download this free, printable K-12 Violent Threat Response Checklist to follow the next time you’re made aware of a threat of harm on school grounds.