U.S. Secret Service Issues New Guidelines To Help Identify, Stop Student Attackers

Emergency responders from multiple agencies work at the scene in front of Santa Fe High School in response to a shooting on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Kevin M. Cox /The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

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UPDATED 7:41 PM PT — Thurs. July 12, 2018

The U.S. Secret Service is rolling out new guidelines to prevent future school shootings.

Officials say the step-by-step guide is intended to identify troubled students before they launch a targeted attack.

The agency says the guide will help set up a threat assessment program in schools, which will identify concerning behavior and how to intervene before a shooting happens.

The guide recommends schools create threat assessment teams, which include counselors, teachers and administrators who would meet regularly to learn how to function smoothly in a crisis.