Threat Assessment Procedures
Each Sanger ISD campus has a threat assessment team, as part of the Safe and Supportive Schools Program (SSP) that is tasked with conducting behavioral threat assessments and determining the best course of action to support an individual who made a threat and the victims of the threat. Harmful, threatening, or violent behavior includes behaviors, such as verbal threats, threats of self-harm, bullying, cyberbullying, fighting, the use or possession of a weapon, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, stalking, or assault.
CONDUCTING THREAT ASSESSMENTS
In accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §37.115(f)(1), the SSSP team must conduct threat assessments, determine the level of risk, and provide interventions to support the individual for whom the threat assessment was conducted and the victim of the threat.
- Threat assessments are intended to prevent targeted violence. It involves assessment and intervention.
- The threat assessment process is centered upon the analysis of the facts and evidence of behavior or communication in a given situation that might suggest an individual intends to mount an attack and/or is engaged in planning or preparing for that event.
IDENTIFY AND REPORT A THREAT
In order to maintain a safe and orderly school environment, all school personnel and students have the responsibility to report student threats of violence to school administration. Anyone with knowledge (including parents) of a potential threat can make a report to a teacher, counselor, or campus administrator either in person or by submitting an anonymous tip through STOP!t.
INQUIRE AND INVESTIGATE
Threat assessments will be conducted according to the flowcharts posted below.
Per federal law the district cannot disclose personally identifiable information (PII) in their notice to parents. While we completely understand the parent’s perspective in wanting to know exactly what the threat entailed, as a district we are prohibited from disclosing personally identifiable information under FERPA. We assure you we will provide as much information as possible while maintaining legal compliance.