MCPS Reviewing Policy To Screen for Potentially Violent Students

The Montgomery County Board of Education is expected to adopt a policy aimed at identifying and providing interventions for potentially dangerous students and other threats. The policy under review mandates each school establish a behavior threat assessment team, including administrators, law enforcement and staff members trained to respond to mental health crises, interact with non-English speakers and students with special needs. Team members would receive two days of training about how to react to real or perceived threats made toward the school communities, which could range from little intervention to “imminent threats,” which would require calling police and implementing a lockdown. (Bethesda) 

Read Full Article