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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.

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
Act 18 Resources for PA Schools
​Video Module: "Introduction to School-based Threat Assessment in PA"
Online Threat Assessment Training
Publications & Forms
Model K-12 Threat Assessment Procedures and Guidelines
Request Technical Assistance
Additional Resources


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