New Research Develops Comprehensive Profile of Students Who Threaten Schools

Article Source: Benzinga

Article Source: Benzinga

A bouquet marks the entryway to the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial in Newtown, Conn. - John Moore/Getty Images
  • A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reveals that students who make threats in school have a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses, learning disorders, and major needs for educational and psychiatric interventions.
  • The study examined threat assessment evaluations of 157 school-age youth referred to the Stony Brook University Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic.
  • Findings show that a significant number of students had brought weapons to school (29 percent) or made verbal threats (80 percent). The majority of students reported traumatic life experiences, and many had psychiatric diagnoses such as ADHD, depression, anxiety, and autism spectrum disorders.
  • Recommendations for mental health treatment, including psychotherapy and medications, were common, and some students were advised to transition to a more supportive school setting.  Read More

Website name

SEE Screenshot of original article >