Violence is a part of our society. There’s just no way of getting around it. Mention the names Columbine, Virginia Tech, or Oklahoma City to most people and they know exactly what you are talking about.
Could events like those happen here in Vermont? Unfortunately the answer is “yes.” That’s the harsh and simple truth of it, but working together we can head off acts of violence before anyone gets hurt.
If you observe worrisome behavior or suspect that a potentially dangerous situation is developing, speak up. If you are wrong, no harm is done. But if you are right, you could avert a tragedy. Violence prevention depends on all of us.
At Middlebury College, we have a Threat Assessment and Management Team – a group of trained professionals who are able to receive, analyze, and respond sensitively to reports of potential violence. The links at left will inform you what to do in the event that you see or hear something troublesome. This site will also connect you with Middlebury College’s Threat Assessment and Response Policy, members of the Threat Assessment and Management Team, and other pertinent information.