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Many schools nationwide lack a formal threat assessment protocol. The best way to prevent an active attack is to see the warning signs prior. Below we have given you eight steps to help in the process.

The 8 Steps to Creating a Targeted Violence Prevention Plan:

Step 1 – Establish a multidisciplinary threat assessment team.
Step 2 – Define concerning behaviors.
Step 3 – Establish and provide training on a central reporting system.
Step 4 – Determine the threshold for law enforcement intervention.
Step 5 – Establish threat assessment procedures.
Step 6 – Develop risk management options.
Step 7 – Create and promote a safe school/work climate.
Step 8 – Provide training for all stakeholders.

ProActive Response Group can assist school in developing and implementing a comprehensive threat assessment plan. Click the button below to schedule a consultation.


8 Steps to Prevent Violence in Schools.



Chad Ayers

Chad Ayers served as Sheriff’s Deputy for Greenville County in South Carolina for 12 years. He has worked undercover in multiple state and federal investigations and in high-pressure environments, including active shooter events and hostage negotiations. Chad was a member of the SWAT team, where he served as assistant team leader and also assisted in the creation and implementation of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office active shooter response program. Chad starred in season one of A&E TV’s Emmy-winning documentary LIVEPD and is a frequent guest commentator for FOX News, Law & Crime Network, and On Patrol Live.


Andy Sexton

Andy Sexton spent 12 years with the Greenville County Sheriff’s office in South Carolina, where he held the rank of Uniform Patrol Sergeant. His experience includes serving as an assistant SWAT team leader, involvement in high-risk incidents, including hostage rescues and the protection of dignitaries, working in criminal investigations (including armed robbery and homicide), and serving on the training committee for the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

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