It’s the first three weeks of a new school year – and it doesn’t look good.

While the first weeks of school certainly don’t always predict what will happen in a given school year, a quick analysis and comparison of violent threats and incidents in schools during this same period last year reveals some unsettling results:

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The good news and the bad news…

So far this year, the rate of threats has increased from last year at this time. In addition to threats, there have been at least two shooting plots that were foiled before implementation. On the positive side, last year at this time, we had already experienced a school shooting, five gun related incidents, and a bomb detonation.  

Learn more about the rate of violent threats and incidents in our States of Concern report at