Indicators of Danger

READY Professional Development Course

2 hour, 4 hour, and 8 hour segments available

Identify the warning signs of an impending school attack


Members of the school staff are the most important element for spotting students who are on the path to violence, but have they been taught what to look for?


Those who attend this course will learn how to identify the signals, signs, drawings, speech, clothing, and behaviors that indicate that a student poses a danger to themselves and others as well as the safe and proper way to intervene when an indicator of danger is observed.


What Does Danger Look Like?

The Art of De-escalating, Diverting, and Buying Time

Confronted with Danger: What Then?

Distinguishing Normal Behavior from Threatening Behavior

The Difference between Targeted and Random Violence

Guns, Bombs, and Other Weapons: How do They Look, Smell, and Work?

Lowering our Danger by Lowering our Vulnerability

Assessing Behaviors and Spotting Pre-indicators of Violence

The Four Stages of the Path to Violence

Intervening: What to do When a Danger Has Been Observed

Documenting Behaviors and Creating Baselines

Creating Multiple Safety Layers and Filters Inside Your Classrooms

Lessons Learned (Analysis of Previous Violence in Schools)

What others are saying

Comments from those who have attended this professional development

If the school security does not get this course, I would recommend they do. They would benefit greatly!
Clerical Staff: 25+ years CT
Excellent class. I'm leaving with a great deal of knowledge and things I never thought of.
SRO: 3+ years CT
It was an eye opener. Very, very interesting
Clerical Staff: 15+ years NY
This is one of the best trainings I have attended. I feel I have gained valuable information and resources and will be able to create a safer environment now!
Principal: 3+ years PA
Outstanding, relevant, informative, this should be mandatory training for every principal and SRO.
SRO: 15+ years MA
Our schools are safer because of your help. Thank you!
Principal: 18+ years MO
Other Details
Each participant will receive the following:
Who should attend?

    Offsite coaching in implementing the training concepts and materials

    Student Behavior Checklist & Teacher Safety Journal

    PowerPoints, lesson plans, handouts, and other staff development materials

    Access to the SRO Toolbox & more!

    • Teachers
    • Counselors
    • Principals/Vice Principals/Deans of Students
    • Superintendents
    • School Resource Officers
    • Police Supervisors
    • DARE officers
    • Probation Officers
    • Others with protective responsibilities

This training is available in different lengths of instruction. Please contact our team for pricing options.


Special pricing available upon request for school districts and/or police departments that would like to sponsor the entire training as an in-service or professional development training exclusively for their personnel.


Free training available for those who host a course. To see how easy it is, take a look at our hosting information.