New resource explains how the federal rights of students with disabilities impact threat assessments

By: | October 1, 2020

LRP Media Group, a recognized leader in the special education publishing industry, has released Conducting Threat Assessments That Comply With the IDEA, Section 504, and Title II. This new resource outlines how the procedural rights of students with disabilities under the IDEA, Section 504, and Title II impact and change the threat assessment process. The book also reviews the interventions districts may need to implement to mitigate a student’s risk of engaging in violence.

Along with model forms, tools, and checklists, readers will get guidance to:

  • Develop threat assessment procedures that consider the student’s disability-related behaviors and characteristics.
  • Identify students in distress before their behaviors escalate.
  • Address threatening behaviors while maintaining the student in the school setting.
  • Remove a student who poses a threat to others from school without violating the student’s rights.
  • Ensure protocols obtain accurate results and are nondiscriminatory under federal disability laws.
  • And more.

“Threat assessments can help school officials and law enforcement officials quickly determine the severity of a potential threat and develop an appropriate response before the threat results in an incidence of school violence,” said author Amy K. Onaga, Esq. “However, districts must ensure that their threat assessment procedures take into account the unique circumstances and needs of students with disabilities or suspected disabilities.”

Conducting Threat Assessments That Comply With the IDEA, Section 504, and Title II is available for purchase from LRP Publications’ online store.