Multidisciplinary Threat Assessment Team

Partnering with campuses and local law enforcement to provide interventions for students who have the potential to cause harm

Provide early intervention

Improve campus and community safety

Increase student academic success

Equip families with tools and resources

A parents’ biggest concern is the safety of their students at school.

The unfortunate truth is that kids threaten violence in schools on a regular basis.
But there’s help. For the student. For the school. And for the community.

Every student deserves a safe space to learn every day.

We promote a safe learning environment by:

Identifying students who may pose a risk for violence to self and/or others.

Assessing their risk for engaging in violence or other harmful activities.

Developing intervention strategies to address the underlying problem that stimulated the behavior.

Intervention that supports student success

Early Intervention Resource Library

A Parent’s Guide to School Safety Toolkit

The Texas School Safety Center understands that school safety is a primary concern for parents and guardians. A Parent’s Guide to School Safety introduces key school safety topics, highlights relevant Texas laws, and provides specific information that you and your child need to know.

Risk Factors Brochure

A Guide for Arlington ISD Parents and Teachers.

This brochure gives a partial list of actions, behaviors, and circumstances that may indicate greater risk for harm.

If you have concerns, please contact your child’s principal, counselor, or a School Resource Officer for further consultation.

See Something
Say Something

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Fake Threat
Real Regret

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Tough Talk on
School Safety

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We are committed to helping all students become productive learners for the entirety of their education.

MTAT accomplishes this by partnering with campuses, parents, guardians, local law enforcement agencies and  countless other partners and to assess and address needs.

Student Intervention

Parent Outreach

Community Connection

When students feel safe, they are free to focus on learning and academic achievement.

Report a Concern

Multidisciplinary Threat Assessment Team

"We believe that students are a valuable treasure and that it is our responsibility as educators and the community to intervene on their behalf when we see concerning behaviors."

Our goal is to help our students, campuses, families and the community feel safe by helping our students access needed support and develop the necessary skills to navigate difficult situations or circumstances.

I am a school psychologist and teacher, licensed and certified in Texas and nationally. Jade Taylor, my team member from the Arlington Police Department, is a licensed master social worker with previous experience in victim services with the APD and in the public school system.

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Dr. Nkechi Madueke

Multidisciplinary Student Supports Coordinator for Arlington ISD

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Jade Taylor, LMSW

School Violence Prevention Program Coordinator at Arlington Police Department

Texas Threat Assessment Legislation

Senate Bill 11

The State of Texas mandates that threat assessments must be conducted when students display “harmful, threatening, or violent behavior” which includes threats of self-harm, bullying, cyberbullying, fighting, the use or possession of a weapon, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, stalking, or assault, by a student.

  • Section 37.115 of Senate Bill 11 mandates that each school district establishes a threat assessment and safe and supportive team to serve at each campus. [TEC 37.115(a)(1)]
  • A threat is an expression of intent to harm someone or themselves that may be spoken, written, gestured, or communicated in some other form such as via text message or email. Threats may be explicit or implied and directed at the intended target or communicated to a third party.
  • The district utilizes a threat assessment to assess an individual’s potential for engaging in acts of serious violence, including instances where behavior suggests a concern (weapon carrying/fighting/menacing actions) but there has been no explicit or implied threat.
  • Threat assessments are conducted by the threat assessment team at the campus in which a student is enrolled.
  • Upon completion of the assessment, the team determines appropriate interventions and responses to ensure student success based on the data that was gathered and analyzed.
  • Interventions and responses may be relational or instructional depending on the behavior displayed and determined need.
  • Students with assessments may also have a disciplinary assignment in cases where there is a violation of the student code of conduct.
  • Disciplinary responses are under the jurisdiction of the campus administration and are not a result of the threat assessment.

We can't guarantee there will never be an emergency during your student's time at Arlington ISD.

But we can guarantee that we have plans and strategies to keep your student safe and to communicate with you.

Thank you for partnering with us as we work together to keep our students safe.