The National School Safety Center has devised a checklist that could help schools and colleges identify students prone to violence.
Speakers at yesterday’s National Campus Safety Summit at UCO warned that just because someone has several of these traits (or all of them), they might never hurt others.
What do you think?
Here are a few of the characteristics on the list:
Has a history of tantrums and uncontrollable angry outbursts.
Characteristically resorts to name calling, cursing or abusive language.
Habitually makes violent threats when angry.
Has previously brought a weapon to school.
Has a background of serious disciplinary problems at school and in the community.
Has a background of drug, alcohol or other substance abuse or dependency.
Is on the fringe of their peer group with few or no close friends.
Is preoccupied with weapons, explosives or other incendiary devices.