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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.

(new!) 2022-23 K-12 Threat Assessment Training Sessions 

You can access free online training at any time via the PA K-12 Threat Assessment Training & Technical Assistance Network website here. In addition, regional training sessions have been scheduled and are currently open for registration: 

    • NW Tri-County Intermediate Unit #5 (Edinboro, PA): December 1, 2022, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  
        • Registration Closed: Session at full capacity.
    • PaTTAN Central (Harrisburg, PA): December 8, 2022, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
        • Registration Closed: Session at full capacity.
    • Luzerne Intermediate Unit #18 (Kingston, PA): January 19, 2023, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
        • Registration Closed: Session at full capacity.
    • Colonial Intermediate Unit #20 (Easton, PA): February 21, 2023, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Midwestern Intermediate Unit #4 (Grove City, PA): March 15, 2023, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Information & Resources for PA School Entities 

K-12 Threat Assessment in PA
​Training & Technical Assistance
​Other Resources
Article XIII-E (Threat Assessment)
​PA K-12 Threat Assessment Training & Technical Assistance Network
Threat Assessment Resources for PA Schools
​Video Module: "Introduction to School-based Threat Assessment in PA"
Online Threat Assessment Training
Publications & Forms
(new) PCCD Threat Assessment Model Procedures & Guidelines (2nd Edition, 2022)
Request Technical Assistance
Additional Resources
(new) Webinar Session - "Act 55 of 2022: Threat Assessment & Safe2Say"

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding the threat assessment team materials above or the K-12 Threat Assessment and Technical Assistance Network and related resources, please email RA-CD-SSSC@pa.gov.