Threat Assessment Team Protocol | Thomas Nelson Community College

Threat Assessment Team Protocol

The Threat Assessment Team protocol was established to provide clear parameters regarding campus incidents that warrant attention. There are three key categories:

  1. Self-injurious behavior (i.e., suicidal ideation/attempt, cutting behavior, dangerous alcohol/substance consumption, etc.)
  2. Disruptive behavior that violates campus community safety (i.e., homicidal threats, stalking, assault, cyber bullying, carrying weapons, etc.)
  3. Unusual behavior (i.e., changes in personality, depressive symptoms, shifts in mood, unexplained irritability and/or lethargy, hopelessness, etc.)

Once an incident is reported to the Threat Assessment Team, members of the Committee determine the appropriate steps to address the situation. This process is based on the severity of the concern, the ability of the person in question to engage in the resolution, and the situation.

Student, faculty or staff members who violate any of the above protocols may be removed, temporarily or permanently, from the College for campus safety and student concerns. In situations of elevated concern for campus safety, the student, faculty or staff member may be asked not to return to campus until certain criteria are met