Safety & Threat Assessment Protocols
Notice of MTSD’s Safety & Threat Assessment Protocols
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and the Mequon-Thiensville School District (MTSD) acknowledge that in today's climate, there is a need to monitor individuals who may be showing signs of mental or emotional distress and potentially violent or threatening behavior.
We have worked very hard under the guidance of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to have protocols in place should such concerns arise beyond the scope of what our general embedded practices and supports may provide. Under the guidance of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the MTSD has established protocols for concerns that arise beyond the scope of general embedded practices and supports.
Students who demonstrate needs beyond the scope of general embedded practices and supports are identified via the MTSD’s trained Safety Team staff members, who are located in each building. Identified students, along with their parents/guardians, are then proactively approached with a variety of resources and provided with continued communication and support.
Many of the resources and protocols utilized are adapted from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of School Safety.
Other pertinent resources/websites include:
- NAMI - Back to School Resources
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Suicide Prevention Youth Resources
- MTSD Anonymous Safety Reporting Form
Director of Student Social, Behavioral & Health Services