Campus Threat-Assessment Teams Get New Guidance From Mental-Health Groups

Since the shootings at Virginia Tech in 2007, teams that assess risks and respond to disturbing behavior or threats have become increasingly common on campuses. But their task of navigating legal and mental-health issues is complex, without much precedent or guidance to draw on. A comprehensive guide to creating and managing such teams, recently released by the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance, or Hemha, may help.

As teams evaluate students' behavior and consider whether and