Threat Assessment Team

Threat Assessment

Act 18 of 2019 amended the Public School Code of 1949 by adding Article XIII-E, Threat Assessment. Among its provisions, Article XIII-E requires the establishment of threat assessment teams for all school entities in Pennsylvania and tasks the School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC) to research, develop and provide free threat assessment guidelines, training and informational materials, as well as model procedures and guidelines for school entities.

The Northwestern School District has a fully trained Threat Assessment Team, each member of the team has completed the required training in the following areas:

    • The principles of threat assessment;

    • Responsibilities and composition of Threat Assessment Teams;

    • Conducting threat assessments (process overview);

    • Identifying and reporting threats;

    • Gathering information;

    • Assessing the situation;

    • Managing threats; and

    • Additional resources for Pennsylvania school entities.

If you have a concern or question, please reach out to your child's building principal or Mr. Harvey, Safety and Security Coordinator.