Florida Threat Assessment Law

  • Threat Assessment Teams - Each district school board shall adopt policies for the establishment of threat assessment teams at each school whose duties include the coordination of resources and assessment and intervention with individuals whose behavior may pose a threat to the safety of school staff or students consistent with the model policies developed by the Office of Safe Schools.  Such policies shall include procedures for referrals to mental health services identified by the school district pursuant to s. 1012.584(4), when appropriate. () ()

    A Threat Assessment Team shall include persons with expertise in counseling, instruction, school administration, and law enforcement.  The threat assessment teams shall identify members of the school community to whom threatening behavior should be reported and provide guidance to students, faculty, and staff regarding recognition of threatening or aberrant behavior that may represent and threat to the community, school, or self. 

    The Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines utilize a Multi-Tiered System of Support in order to identify students at-risk and to link students with appropriate preventative services.



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