North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Threat Assessment and the School Rampage Shooter

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course.   

Who Should Attend:

Law enforcement officers (patrol, investigators, school resource officers, security) prosecutors, school administrators, teachers and counselors, who would be called upon to assess, investigate and manage threats against individuals and/or schools.

Course Goal:

This course examines those individuals who communicate threats or other "unusual" communications to others as well as emphasis in identifying the difference between those who make a threat and those who pose a threat. In addition, this course examines the various theories of the cause of school shooters, warning signs, assessment and interventions.

Course Objectives:

• Identify types of communicated threats (implied, direct and conditional).
Distinguish the difference between those who make a threat and those who pose a threat.
 Identify types of threat communicators and level of concern or danger.
 Correctly identify how to manage and reduce the danger level.
 Describe and apply the methodology to recognize and encourage "leakage" in schools to prevent violence.


This course will employ lecture, discussion and conference methods.  

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required at all class sessions.  

Special Concerns:

Checks should be made payable to Michael Prodan and mailed to: 233 Bradley Drive, West Columbia, SC 29170. Payment should reach Mr. Prodan no later than one week before class starts. Phone: 803-996-4636.


$100 - Mail to address above.  



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Course Coordinator:

Doug Robinson


Michael Prodan

Length of Course:

 One day (8 hours)

 CICP Credit