The Colorado School Safety Resource Center (CSSRC) provides comprehensive training on the Colorado Threat Assessment and Management Protocol (CTAMP) to all school teams. This free training is essential for school safety and is one of the most effective ways to evaluate emergency operations plans (EOPs) and emergency procedures. This fact sheet provides an overview of the threats faced by school and school district networks and systems, threat preparedness, and the relationship between cybersecurity and EOP development and planning. This report also documents representative case studies of incidents in which targeted violence was prevented by the actions of university students, school administrators and teachers, campus police, and other stakeholders. It tells the story of the Secret Service's effective threat assessment program, which helps schools detect behavioral problems early and prevent acts of school violence.
The operational guide provides fundamental guidance on how to prevent incidents of selective school violence, that is, when a student specifically selects a school or member of the school community to cause harm. The history of many school shootings reveals that the attack was preceded by threatening statements and behavior that aroused other people's concern weeks or months in advance. The exercises not only promote school and community preparedness, but they also help develop and foster effective relationships with community partners, clarify the roles and responsibilities of school staff and community partners, assess the availability of resources and capacities to respond to emergencies, and identify areas that need improvement. Other query forms and templates can also be obtained from the Colorado School Safety Resource Center of the Department of Public Safety. New research suggests that schools should have a systematic and coordinated approach to collecting and processing information about threats, responding appropriately, and documenting the response. This document in no way replaces a fully trained team or training for other school staff in threat assessment and referral. The CSSRC provides comprehensive training on CTAMP to all school teams in Colorado Springs.
This free training is essential for school safety and is one of the most effective ways to evaluate EOPs and emergency procedures. The exercises not only promote school and community preparedness but also help develop relationships with community partners, clarify roles and responsibilities, assess resources available for responding to emergencies, and identify areas that need improvement. Additionally, new research suggests that schools should have a systematic approach to collecting information about threats, responding appropriately, and documenting the response.