National Institute of Justice Releases Five Facts About Mass Shootings in K-12 Schools
The National Institute of Justice just released the document Five Facts About Mass Shootings in K-12 Schools, which notes and discusses the following five facts:
- "Most people who commit a mass shooting are in crisis leading up to it and are likely to leak their plans to others, presenting opportunities for intervention."
- "Everyone can help prevent school mass shootings."
- "Threat assessment is a promising prevention strategy to assess and respond to mass shooting threats, as well as other threats of violence by students."
- Individuals who commit a school shooting are most likely to obtain a weapon by theft from a family member, indicating a need for more secure firearm storage practices."
- "The overwhelming majority of individuals who commit K-12 mass shootings struggle with various aspects of mental well-being."
Read more at https://www.ojp.gov/pdffiles1/...