WINK EXCLUSIVE: Inside a Threat Assessment Team

Reporter: Corey Lazar
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Threat assessment team. Photo via WINK News

Southwest Florida is in the second week of school and the teams in charge of keeping your children safe have already made a difference on campus.

Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, each school now has a threat assessment team.

Assistant Principal Charles Pease, Counselor Winter Roback, and school social worker, Dorothy Lauber make up the team and have a huge responsibility to intercept threats and flag students who could cause harm.

“I can honestly say that I trust our staff and students enough that if there were so many red flags, like that other young man…there is no way we would not be involved. It would come to us immediately,” said the threat assessment team member.

When the team is alerted to a student they jump into action and immediately assemble and open an investigation.

A school resource officer is also on each threat assessment team, and after a student is identified, that is when the hard work begins.

Red flagged student

For the first time, a new school threat assessment team gives WINK News exclusive access to how it protects your children every day.

“We do follow the students while they are here at our school,” said Dorothy Laube, a school social worker. “We watch their attendance, we watch their grades, there are so many red flags that we watch.”

After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, every school has one of these teams.

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