HCC adds behavior assessment team for safety

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) - In an effort to increase campus safety, officials at Henderson Community College have formed a behavior assessment team.

Patty Mitchell, who is the college's dean of student affairs, said the team's purpose is to identify any person on campus who is exhibiting threatening behavior toward themselves or others.

The Gleaner reports that Mitchell says school employees will be trained in how to determine whether behavior is threatening. She said those who witness such behavior will report it to the behavior assessment team, which will deal with it in a manner appropriate for the situation.

Officials say shootings do happen at community colleges, noting a deadly one at Hazard Community College in January.

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