Averted School Violence (ASV) Near Miss Reporting System
The Averted School Violence (ASV) reporting system, developed with support from the COPS Office, allows law enforcement officers, school personnel, and mental health professionals to share “close calls” in order to improve school safety and prevent tragedies. Individuals are encouraged to submit averted school violence cases where loss of life and/or injury were completely prevented. The lessons learned can be used to inform future school policy and safety procedures. Sharing your story is an anonymous, secure, non-punitive, and confidential process. This data is analyzed in comparison with incidents of school violence that were carried out in order to identify similarities and differences between potential and actual shooters, situations, and effective/less effective preventative measures. They collect averted school violence incidents at all grade levels, from elementary schools to college and graduate programs. Incidents in the database include shootings, stabbings, and bombings that the attacker planned to carry out on school property.