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NBC News 8 Nov 2019

Most School Shootings Are Preventable According To New U.S. Secret Service Report

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After analyzing 41 school attacks over the past decade, the Secret Service found no single profile of the attackers or the kind of schools targeted, but did find that half the attackers had a history of being bullied and a difficult home life.


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WARNING SIGNS AND HOW TO REACT
TO THEM.
HERE'S NBC'S PETE WILLIAMS WITH
THAT.
>> Reporter: THE MAJORITY OF
SCHOOL SHOOTINGS LIKE LAST
YEAR'S DEADLY ATTACK IN
PARKLAND, FLORIDA ARE
PREVENTABLE THE SECRET SERVICE
SAYS.
THEY FOUND NO SINGLE PROFILE OF
THE ATTACKERS OR THE KIND OF
COOLS TARGETED BUT THEY DID FIND
COMMON WARNING SIGNS.
>> EVERY SINGLE ATTACKER IN THIS
REPORT EXHIBITED CONCERNING
BEHAVIOR.
FOR MANY OF THEM THAT BEHAVIOR
ACTUALLY ELICITED SAFETY
CONCERNS.
>> Reporter: HAVE HAD AN
INTEREST IN VIOLENT TOPICS.
MOST HAD A HISTORY OF SCHOOL
DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS.
AMONG OTHER RED FLAGS PARENTS
AND CLASSMATES MIGHT NOTICE
CHILDREN LOSING INTEREST IN
THEIR APPEARANCE.
SCHOOLS MUST HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE
TRAINED TO RECOGNIZE THESE
PATTERNS AND JUST AS IMPORTANT,
WHO KNOW HOW TO APPROACH PROBLEM
CHILDREN BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.
THE FATHER WHOSE SON WAS KILLED
AT PARKLAND SAYS THE ONLY WAY TO
STOP SCHOOL SHOOTINGS IS TO KEEP
THEM FROM HAPPENING IN THE FIRST
PLACE.
>> IT'S EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT
ALL SCHOOL OFFICIALS TAKE THREAT
ASSESSMENT SERIOUSLY AND TRAIN
ALL OF THEIR STAFF.
>> Reporter: THE REPORT SAYS
DON'T COUNT ON

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