High (41-70 OR 4 or more non-zero (1 or 2) answers in the first 12)
The data you entered suggests an individual who is a risk to others. Decisive and quick action is required to thwart a potential violent attack on an individual or on campus. Multiple departments should be involved in this case to better address concerns for the community and campus safety. If the student’s whereabouts are not currently known, locating the student for further assessment is essential. Most extreme risk cases will require some separation from campus — as permitted by law and campus policy — to allow for further assessment, information-gathering, and potential campus and/or criminal charges. Efforts should be made to notify and work with those who can help mitigate risk (e.g., parents, extended family, and friends) while the BIT engagement continues.
The data you entered indicate the presence of some concerning information or observed behaviors (conflicts with others, mental health problems, and difficult social interactions) without the evidence to suggest a direct action plan towards a violence attack. Connection to the student by a trusted and caring staff member will help in monitoring the student behavior, hopefully keep it from worsening, and encourage more positive, risk mitigating interventions such as developing social connections, focusing on academics, seeking counseling support, and looking for new ways to handle stress.
Low (scores of 0-20)
The data you entered indicate a low risk for future violence. There may be personality conflicts, abrasive social interactions, and some mental health concerns that would benefit from further attention, but there does not appear to be any risk factors associated with future violence. Connection to the student by a trusted and caring staff member will help in monitoring the student behavior, hopefully keep it from worsening, and encourage more positive, risk mitigating interventions such as developing social connections, focusing on academics, seeking counseling support, and looking for new ways to handle stress.
*** Scores from 0-20 are considered low, scores from 21-40 are considered moderate, and scores form 41-70 are considered high. An exception to this rule is when four or more items from 1-12 are scored 1 or 2. This may result in an overall score that appears low or moderate, but when this exception occurs you will see the overall risk as high.
Note: Dangerousness and violence, from a student , faculty, or staff member is difficult, if not impossible, to accurately predict. This training topic offers research-based techniques and theories to provide a foundational understanding and improved awareness of the potential risk. The training or tool should not be seen as a guarantee or offer any assurance that violence will be prevented.