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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Media Advisory: United States Attorney’s Office and Center Point-Urbana High School to Host School Threats Forum

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa recently collaborated with prosecutors, law enforcement, mental health providers, and school officials to discuss how best to prevent and address school threats.  The group gathered existing resources and developed their own materials to build a school threats prevention resource guide. 

The group is now following that effort by moderating a School Threats Forum.  The forum will be held at Center-Point Urbana High School and will include moderated discussion and audience questions detailing the prevention of and response to school threats. The forum will address mental health resources available in the community as well as behavioral indicators that may present cause for concern. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors will discuss how undeterred behavior can potentially lead to the involvement of the criminal justice system.       

Numerous local agencies will be represented at the forum, including the United States Attorney’s Office, Center Point-Urbana High School, the Linn County Attorney’s Office, the Sixth Judicial District Juvenile Court Services, the Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, Foundation2, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.     

Event Details

When:         April 17, 2019

Where:        CPU High School Gym, 145 Iowa St., Center Point, Iowa

Time:           7:00 P.M. to 8:15 P.M.


This is a camera friendly event and interview opportunities will be available.  Media members please RSVP to Tony Morfitt at if you plan to attend.

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Updated April 12, 2019