Aurora Public Schools Threat Assessment

Welcome to the Aurora Public Schools Threat Assessment Website. You will find everything you need to complete a threat assessment. There are also resources at the bottom of the website to enhance your practice. The threat assessment screen and full threat assessment forms are meant to be filled out electronically. The threat screen is broken up into four parts and full threat assessment is in two parts that you will be completing. After you submit each part, you will be emailed a confirmation email and directions to proceed to the next section. Below you will find helpful information intended to help guide you through this process. To start the Threat Assessment Screen scroll down the website and click on the link below under Part 1 Threat Assessment Screen. If you have any direct questions or concerns please email Dena Joslyn-Custer, Risk Assessment Coordinator at drjoslyn-custer@aps.k12.co.us or Jessica O'Muireadhaigh at jdomuireadhaigh@aurorak12.org or Greg Cazzell at gracazzell@aps.k12.co.us .


If you have technical issues please 'cc John Damhof - jpdamhof@aurorak12.org

Google Slide Presentation

Mandatory Building Level Threat Assessment Team Training 2017

APS Threat Assessment Procedural Manual, Flow Chart, and School Staff Training

Click here: APS Threat Assessment Procedural Manual

Keeping Student's Safe Power Point To Present to All School Staff:

Training that administrators and/or Behavioral Health Team Members can use to educate staff on and procedures for reporting suicide and threat concerns.

https://docs.google.com/a/aurorak12.org/presentation/d/1TfmTd2GN_I1S3g2lQtG3fUroU1u0xTua56Ad4zIvKbI/edit?usp=sharing



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STARTING POINT FOR THREAT ASSESSMENT

APS Threat Assessment Screen Part 1

Please use this link to start Part 1 of the APS Threat Assessment Screen - APS Threat Assessment pt 1

After you complete each part of the APS Threat Assessment Screen Process you will receive a confirmation email with an attached PDF file that will contain a link to the next step in the process. If you do not receive an email the same day of completion, please contact Dena Joslyn-Custer.


APS Threat Assessment Screen Part 2

As you complete this part of the APS Screen please refer to this checklist below:

Remember before starting Part 2 for data gathering, you must have all the interviews completed. INTERVIEWS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ASSESSMENTS! Links for the interviews are found below this data gathering chart on this website. Once you are done with your checklist then you will receive a link to complete Part 3 questions with the data your team collected.

INTERVIEWS

Please see below for the interview links needed to complete pt 2 below.

APS Threat Assessment Parent/Guardian Interview - http://bit.ly/apstaparentinterview

APS Threat Assessment Witness/Staff/Friends of Student of Concern Interview - http://bit.ly/apstawitnessinterview

APS Threat Assessment Student of Concern - http://bit.ly/apstastudentinterview

APS Threat Assessment School Teacher Interview - http://bit.ly/apstascholstaffinterview

Part 3 - Threat Assessment Screen using the 11 Secret Service questions

Use the data your team collected to complete the questions for the Threat Assessment Screen. Once you complete Part 3 you will receive a final email with part 4.

IMMINENT AND/OR SERIOUS DANGER:

(FROM THE TA SCREEN PART 3) If the following three questions are answered yes:

  1. The student has the means to act on the threat at this time. (i.e.the student has acquired or practiced with a weapon, student has had a victim under surveillance, student has the unsupervised time to implement a plan).
  2. The student has the capacity to act on the threat at this time. (i.e organizational skills, mental and/or physical strength)
  3. The threat/plan is detailed, specific and plausible.

Part 4- Threat Assessment Screen: Outcome and Next Steps

Once you complete Part 3 you will receive a final email with part 4.

Team Next Steps:

*If any score fell into the “Yes” column, continue to the Full Team Threat Assessment Part 1. There is an option to not complete the full threat assessment even if your team has scores that fall into the "Yes" column. Along with this option there is a place to explain why your team chose not to complete a full threat assessment. Make sure that section is filled out by the team. Remember to please use your professional judgement and consult with the Risk Assessment Coordinator if your team is unsure.

*If all the scores fell into the “No” column, Please Complete a Response Management and Support Plan click on the forms tab on the top page of the of the website to the right of the home tab.

*If there were any scores that fell into the “Yes”, “No” and “I Don't Know”, continue to the Full Team Threat Assessment

****Regardless of how the screener score comes out you may still choose to complete a full threat assessment. Please use your professional judgement and consult with the Risk Assessment Coordinator if your team is unsure.****a



Part 1 Full Threat Assessment

If this incident warrants the completion of a Full Team Threat Assessment please use the link from your PART 4 of the screener to start the full assessment process with your school team


Part 2 Full Threat Assessment


Based off the information from Part 1 do you agree with the level of concern (Low, Medium, or High) that was tallied for you. Please document your decision as a team

**Please use your professional judgement and if you feel that the level of concern is not correct then please explain in Part 2.


Outcomes/Next Steps:

(Note: With any Response Management and Support Plan (RMSP) or District Safety Plan development by the Threat Assessment Team, the parents are never a part of developing this plan and should not be allowed to “negotiate” terms of the plan. They are invited to attend the review of the RMSP or District Safety prior to the student returning to class).


For Low Level Concern:

Parents should already have been contacted

A Response Management and Support Plan needs to be developed by the Threat Assessment Team (not with the parent) and implemented prior to the student returning to class/school.


For Medium Level Concern:

Parents should already have been contacted

The Risk Assessment Coordinator and Director of School Safety and Security need to be contacted. Contact information is listed at the top of this website and on your PDF

SRO consulted

A Response Management and Support Plan needs to be developed by the Threat Assessment Team (not with the parent) and implemented prior to the student returning to class/school.

The team will receive a call from either the Risk Assessment Coordinator and/or the Director of School Safety and Security if they have determined that a District Safety Plan needs to be developed by the Threat Assessment Team (not with the parent) and implemented prior to the student returning to class/school.


For High Level Concern:

Parents should already have been contacted

Immediately consult with the Director of School Safety and Security (contact information is listed at the top of this form)

Notify the Risk Assessment Coordinator

SRO should have been consulted and if not please contact

APD should be contacted regarding any weapons and imminent danger situations

A District Safety Plan needs to be developed by the Threat Assessment Team along with the Director of School Safety and Security and the Risk Assessment Coordinator and implemented prior to the student returning to class/school.




RESOURCES:

Three Reports on the Arapahoe High School Shooting


Report on the Arapahoe High School Shooting-January 18, 2016


http://www.colorado.edu/cspv/publications/AHS-Report/Report_on_the_Arapahoe_High_School_Shooting_FINAL.pdf


Post-Incident Review

Arapahoe High School Active-Shooter Incident

http://safehavensinternational.org/wp-content/uploads/SHI-AHS_Post-Incident_Review.pdf


A review of Psychological Safety and Threat Assessment Issues Related to the Shooting at Arapahoe High School on December 13, 2013

http://littletonpublicschools.net/sites/default/files/Kanan%20et%20al.%20AHS%20Report%202016.pdf