Course Abstract:

The U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Secret Service highly recommend that K–20 schools establish a team process with community stakeholders to address students who make or pose threats to kill or of serious violence. The objectives of a student threat assessment team are:

  • Assess threats of potentially harmful or lethal behavior and determine the level of concern and action
  • Organize resources and strategies to manage situations involving students that pose a threat to other students and/or staff.
  • Maintain a sense of safety.

Course Description:

In this one day class attendees will learn to utilize the Salem-Keizer system of Student Threat Assessment which is considered a best practice approach by U.S. DOE and Secret Service.  System comprises of a Campus Level Protocol (L1) which allows site based teams to conduct a thorough screening of threats.  System also incorporates a Community Level (L2) Team Process that is available for additional consultation, investigation, and resource allocation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a working knowledge of the steps and procedures for a threat assessment team to determine level of risk posed by a student, and respond and coordinate management of an emerging concern at school.
  • Provide the Campus Level (L1) Team with critical information to uniform a best practice approach to screening and assessing a threat in a school setting.
  • Establishing and coordinating best practice facilitation of process with Community Level (L2) Team.
  • Ensure attendees learn threat notification mandate under WA State RCW 28A.320.128 and Clery Act for best practice approach.
  • Ensure attendees understand FERPA and Clery Act mandates for sharing confidential information, and maintaining LEU (Law Enforcement Unit) records for FERPA compliance.

Recommended persons to serve on Student Threat Assessment Team:

  • School Administrator / Department Head
  • Counselor / Psychologist
  • Nurse
  • Law Enforcement / SRO / School Security
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Intervention Specialist
  • Any qualified staff with qualities that would be an asset to the team

Dress Code & Identification:

  • Uniforms, agency logo clothing or business casual attire is appropriate for classroom wear.
  • Visible Agency official ID is recommended (badges / agency IDs) while on campus.

Cost:  $85 / or see notes for class session

Cancellation/No Show:

  • Deadline: If, for any reason, it becomes necessary to cancel the application, you must notify the Registrar via email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 7 Days prior to class.
  • Fee: $85


  • 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • One day
  • Dates and locations listed below

***Is this class full or not available???? Please complete the Course Interest Survey. Please Note: This is not a waiting list.  You will not be contacted by WSCJTC unless there is enough interest to generate a class being scheduled.  At that time we will contact everyone that has shown interest so that applications can be submitted.

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