Checklist of Characteristics of Youth Who Have Caused School-Associated Violent Deaths
Accounts of these tragic incidents repeatedly indicate that in most cases, a troubled youth has demonstrated or
has talked to others about problems with bullying and feelings of isolation, anger, depression and frustration. While
there is no foolproof system for identifying potentially dangerous students who may harm themselves and/or others,
this checklist provides a starting point.
These characteristics should serve to alert school administrators, teachers and support staff to address needs of
troubled students through meetings with parents, provision of school counseling, guidance and mentoring services,
as well as referrals to appropriate community health/social services and law enforcement personnel. Further, such
behavior should also provide an early warning signal that safe school plans and crisis prevention/intervention
procedures must be in place to protect the health and safety of all school students and staff members so that
schools remain safe havens for learning.
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