What Happens after an Incident is Reported to the BIT?
  1. The BIT will conduct an initial screening, which may include interviewing witnesses and reviewing any supporting documentation.
  2. Should the initial screening identify a concern; the BIT will then execute a threat assessment using the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool.
    1. Acts of targeted violence typically follow a logical progression of behavior: (Ideation - Planning - Acquisition - Implementation).
    2. Threat Assessment is a systematic process that is designed to identify persons of concern, gather and assess information, and develop strategies to manage the situation.
  3. Following completion of the threat assessment, the BIT will determine what action, if any, needs to be taken.
    1. The BIT may develop an individualized management plan to de-escalate the subject and mitigate precipitating events that may trigger adverse reactions.
    2. The BIT will take into consideration the individual’s best interests as well as the best interests of the College community. The intention of the BIT is not to punish or single-out individuals, but to assist individuals who are in need of guidance or services.

Note:

  • Individuals who fail to comply with a plan of action developed by the BIT may face disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the College.
  • Texas Southmost College will pursue disciplinary, civil, or criminal action as appropriate under the circumstances against any person who engages in violence, threats of violence, or intimidation.
  • Texas Southmost College prohibits retaliation against persons who make reports in good faith.
  • Individuals who file knowingly false or misleading reports or provide knowingly false or misleading information in an inquiry may face disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the College.
Last Updated on Monday, 15 July 2013 13:29