Violence Threat Risk Management

The Durham District School Board and Community Partners are committed to making our schools safe for students and staff. As a result the Board will respond appropriately to all student behaviours that pose a potential risk to other students, staff and members of the community. It is hoped that support for early identification and intervention measures by Durham District School Board and Community Partners will prevent school violence.

There are many initiatives in place to support our schools as safe places for students to learn. One important initiative is the Community Threat Assessment and Intervention Protocol and the training of Board administrators and associated staff in Threat Assessment and Intervention. School teams work to assess potentially high risk student behaviour and evaluate the level of threat to others and the student exhibiting the behaviour. This training and response plan was developed by Kevin Cameron, The Director of the Canadian Centre for Threat and Risk Assessment.​