What Happens After an Incident is Reported?

The intention of the BIT is not to punish or  single-out individuals.   The BIT was developed to assist individuals who  are in need of guidance or services.

  1. When a referral is received, the BIT will conduct an inquiry  which may include interviewing witnesses and reviewing any supporting  documentation.
  2. Once the initial inquiry is completed,  the BIT will conduct a threat assessment using  the NaBITA Threat Assessment Tool.  Acts of targeted   violence typically follow a logical progression of behavior (Ideation-Planning-Acquisition-Implementation).  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. Once the threat assessment  is complete the BIT  will determine what action, if any, needs to be taken.  The  BIT will take into consideration the individual’s best interest as well as the  best interest of the College community.

Please note:

  1. South  Texas 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.
  2. South  Texas College prohibits retaliation against persons who make reports in good  faith.
  3. 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.