California school shooting suspect: Warning signs or not?

Posted by on April 7, 2012

The founder of the California Christian university where a shooter killed seven people and wounded three others says the shooting suspect had not shown any signs of violence, according to an Associated Press story on the school shooting published on Saturday.

But the same article also said, “Numerous administrators have said Goh grew angry during one of the three long meetings with officials over a financial dispute.” The article also claims the suspect complained that he didn’t get along with his classmates and school officials at Oikos University chose to offer him a transfer to a different classroom.

Would not the increased signs of anger and indicators of conflicts with classmates perhaps provide red flags worthy of conducting a more thorough threat assessment of the now-suspected shooter?

What are your school’s threat assessment protocols and training for school administrators and staff?

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