The more behavioral warning signs the person exhibits and the further the person has moved along the pathway to violence, the greater the risk that the person will commit an act of violence. There is no simple formula for determining risk of imminent violence. And it is not the role of faculty, staff, or students to assess risk of violence. It is your role to pay attention to warning signs and to report them to appropriate college staff. However, the presence of any of the following key factors suggests that violence may be imminent and you should report the situation immediately:
**This information was drawn from material presented by Gene Deisinger, Ph.D., Associate Director of Public Safety and Deputy Chief of Police, Iowa State University Police Division, at Luther College on October 29, 2008.