In almost every documented case of active shooters, there were warning signs. In 4 out of 5 school shootings at least one other person had knowledge of attackers plan but failed to report it.
Suddenly withdrawing from friends, family and activities (including online or via social media)
Bullying, especially if targeted towards differences in race, religion, gender or sexual orientation
Excessive irritability, lack of patience, or becoming angry quickly
Experiencing chronic loneliness or social isolation
Expressing persistent thoughts of harming themselves or someone else
Making direct threats toward a place, another person, or themselves
Bragging about access to guns or weapons
Recruiting accomplices or audiences for an attack
Directly expressing a threat as a plan
Reporting warning signs of violence is critical to decreasing the risk of gun violence in our community.
Advocacy to protect children from gun-violence must take place at a national level to have meaningful impact. Basic measure such as stopping assault weapon sales and advocating for high-capacity magazine limits, alongside ammunition regulation, required background checks, and increasing gun manufacturer liability will be critical.
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