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The Student Who Is Aggressive or Potentially Violent

Facts About Aggression

  • Aggression varies from threats to verbal abuse to physical abuse and violence.
  • It is very difficult to predict aggression and violence.

Some indicators of potential violence may include:

  • paranoia/mistrust
  • a highly unstable school or vocational history
  • a history of juvenile violence or substance abuse
  • prior history of violence or abuse, including history of arrests
  • fascination with weapons
  • history of cruelty to animals as a child or adolescent
  • impulse control problems
  • fire-starting behaviors

IF A STUDENT THREATENS YOU BY EMAIL, MAIL OR PHONE:

  • Threatening mail, phone calls and emails received at your home should be referred to your local police department.
  • Mail, phone calls and emails received on campus should be referred to the UConn Police Department (860-486-4800).
  • If you know the identity of the student making these threats, please contact the Office of Student Services & Advocacy for additional assistance.