Providing a safe environment for students to learn and staff to work is at the top of the list for educators and community partners across Jackson County. Leaders from the Jackson County ISD, local school districts, law enforcement and other agencies have formed a "Threat Assessment and Safety Committee" to help steer schools in the right direction when addressing threats.
After examining data and best practices, researching, studying the law, and consulting experts, the Jackson County Full Threat Assessment System Guide was created. The Jackson County Threat Assessment system is grounded in the National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) model, specifically embedding the Secret Service tools and resources. Components of the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (CSTAG) have been added to the system to keep in mind the whole child, work preventatively, and restoratively for students and staff.
Below are several tools to support a school's process of assessing any and all school threats.
Jackson County Threat Assessment System Overview & Guide
- Jackson County Threat Assessment System Guide (45 pages)
- District Implementation of Threat Assessment System "Checklist"
- 6-minute Threat Assessment System - "Introductory Video”
- Flowchart of Threat Assessment Process
- Snapshot of Tiered Level of Concern, Consequence & Interventions/Supports
EXCERPTS (Each individual tool below is found in the 45-page System Guide)
- Initial Threat Screener Tool
- Full Threat Assessment Tool
- Response, Management & Support (RMS) Plan with Consequences and Interventions
- Tiered Consequences & Tiered Intervention Tables
- Communication Guide & Support Tools with Scripts
- Interview Questions - Parent/Guardian
- Interview Questions - Student of Concern
- Interview Questions - Witness
- Additional Folder with Resources Created by Jackson County Area School Districts
Please complete this Jackson County Threat Data Tracker GoogleForm sometime within 60 days of experiencing a threat and deploying the threat assessment system.
We are trying to gain a better understanding of the frequency, level, and location of threats occurring in Jackson County. This data will not be identifiable to a particular instance, nor ever shared in a punitive way. This data is only to assist in making our county safer and better.
We strongly suggest that individual schools/districts have a clear tracking and organizational system to ensure that all Threat Assessment documents are stored in a secure and appropriate way with restricted/justifiable access.
Full 3-hour Jackson County Threat Assessment System Training - Foundations (For any individual Principal, Counselor, School Liaison Officer, and/or other staff identified for the Threat Assessment Team) on April 14, 2023 from 12:00 - 3:00 OR May 16, 2023 from 9:00 -12:00 Click HERE to REGISTER
If your district is interested in a district-specific Threat Assessment Updates & System Collaboration session for building and district teams to extend, plan and apply their district system please reach out directly to JCISDlearningservices@jcisd.org and we will put you in touch with the training team.
- Student-protected information (such as mental health, criminal history, political beliefs, etc.) is generally protected information. Parental permission is generally required before school personnel ask students about these subjects.
- The tools shared on this website are not for open use. They should ONLY be utilized after full participation in the Full Threat Assessment System Training.
- Some of the information gathered while using the threat assessment tools may be subject to federal and state laws related to student information privacy. Please get guidance before sharing it.
- The Jackson County Threat Assessment System was developed to assist trained Jackson county school staff and contractors in evaluating and dealing with real and potential threats involving students. However, the proper use of these tools is the responsibility of those who use them, and such use is not subject to any type of warranty. The Jackson County ISD and Jackson County School Threat Assessment/School Safety Committee are not liable in any way for the use or misuse of the Jackson County Threat Assessment System.