Threatening behavior must be taken seriously. Examples may include:
- Homicidal or suicidal thoughts or threats
- Weapons are involved, threatened or implied
- Verbal or physical altercation
- Exhibition of out of control behavior (yelling, screaming, etc.) with inability to be de-escalated
- Destruction of property (i.e., punches a hole through a wall).
Below are Five Questions to help guide your decision-making process regarding possible threatening behavior:
- Has there been any mention of suicidal thoughts, plans, or attempts?
- Has there been any mention of thoughts or plans of violence?
- Have there been any behaviors that cause concern for violence or the person’s well-being?
- Does the person have access or are they trying to gain access to a weapon?
- Are there behaviors that are significantly disruptive to the campus environment?
*If the answer to any one of the five triage questions is “YES” immediately contact WFU Police at 336.758.5911 or 911 from a campus phone.
If the answer to all five triage questions is “NO” and you remain concerned for yourself or others, read about Disruptive Behaviors, Troubling Behaviors, and call a member of the CARE Team to consult.