Methodology

Learn more about how we complied this data through extensive research following this three step process:

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About the Database and CHDS

The School Shooting Database Project is conducted as part of the Advanced Thinking in Homeland Security (HSx) program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS).

The Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) is located at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Since 2003, CHDS has conducted a wide range of programs focused on assisting current and emerging leaders in Homeland Defense and Security to develop the policies, strategies, programs and organizational elements needed to defeat terrorism and prepare for and respond to natural disasters and public safety threats across the United States.

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"Responding to Shooting Threats: Strategies for Schools" (webinar)

Free webinar held on 12/17/2021 to address viral threats of “National School Shooting Day” on TikTok and other social media platforms. Panel (David Riedman, Jillian Peterson, and James Densley) discuss best practices for school-based threat assessment programs and recent trends in rapidly growing number of threats made against schools across the country.