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.
- When a referral is received, the BIT will conduct an inquiry which may include interviewing witnesses and reviewing any supporting documentation.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- South Texas 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.