V-STAG is also designed to provide students involved in threat incidents with appropriate mental health counseling services, with parental involvement, and reduce the numbers of long-term school suspensions or expulsions and alternative school setting placements.
What's really being said is police and school administrators can put your kid(s) into mental health counseling which will follow them throughout their adult lives! Oddly there isn't any mention of the school-to-prison pipeline!
The V-STAG, threat assessment team will be used even if a student is alleged to have committed a crime and can't be identified:
In the conference brochure the LAPD's Threat Management (Assessment) Unit is listed prominently because they founded the ATAP! If you guessed the ATAP has close ties to DHS give yourself a gold star, click here & here to read more.
"This training will address the critical intersection between compliance with federal laws to address sexual and intimate partner violence, and the role that threat assessment can play in effectively addressing these issues."
Our government want us to believe that EVERY student is a potential threat and we need threat assessments to stop them.
The fact is student homicides are RARE:
With nearly 106,000 public and private schools in the U.S., there were shootings at only 0.009% of schools since December 2012. According to the National Center for Education Statistics’ 2013 “Indicators of School Crime and Safety” report, from the 1992-93 school year until the 2010-11 school year, there were between 11 and 34 homicides of youths ages 5-18 at schools each year (including attacks with weapons other than firearms), with an average of about 23 homicides per year.
Compare that to NCES’s enrollment statistics, about 0.000044% of public and private K-12 students were killed at school per year between 1992-93 and 2010-11. That’s about one out of every 2,273,000 students per year. By contrast, the odds of being hit by lightning in a given year is one out of 700,000 according to National Geographic.For more information read the "Youth Violence Fact Sheet"
To find out more about how the Secret Service and the FBI are using threat assessments, read the following articles: