Threat Risk Assessment Fair Notice and Process
Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) recognizes all members of the school community
have the right to be safe and feel safe in the school community.
Under certain conditions, students may undergo a “Threat Risk Assessment”. This assessment
determines the level of risk to others and themselves. All Trillium Lakelands District School Board, policies and procedures align with the Safe Schools Act.
The model presented in this document reflects the work of Kevin Cameron, Director for the Canadian
Centre for Threat and Risk Assessment.
What behaviours initiate a Threat Risk Assessment?
A student threat risk assessment will be initiated when behaviours include, but are not limited to:
• Serious violence with the intent to kill or harm.
• Verbal/written threats to kill or seriously harm
others (clear, direct and plausible).
• Internet/website/social media threats to seriously
harm or kill others.
• Possession of weapons, including replicas.
• Bomb threats (making and/or detonating
• Fire setting.
• Gang related intimidation and violence.
• Significant worrisome behaviour.
Initiation of a Threat Risk Assessment may occur depending on the context of the incident or
Duty to Report
To keep our school communities safe, all stakeholders must report all threat related behaviours. In
Trillium Lakelands District School Board, we have an expectation that staff will report any acts of violence or threats that they are privy to, to their school administrator.
What is a Threat Assessment Team (TAT)?
Each school has a multi-disciplinary team. The team consists of an administrator, a police officer, a school support person (psychologist, student services/attendance counsellor, guidance counsellor) and
additional people that may include community resources.
What is the purpose of a Threat Risk Assessment?
• To ensure the safety of students, staff and parents,
and school community.
• To understand, based on the data gathered, the
factors which contribute to the threat maker’s
• To develop an Intervention Plan that addresses
the emotional and physical safety of the threat
maker and others.
What is the process?
• All threat making behaviours are reported to
a school administrator who may activate the
• A team is formed and team members will gather
• Information will be obtained from multiple
sources which may include:
– Teachers, students, targets, threat makers.
– Current and previous school records.
– Law enforcement.
– Support groups/agencies.
– Online sites-Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
– Locker and backpack search, home search.
• The team will share data and determine a current
level of risk.
• A comprehensive intervention plan will be