Texas House of Representatives Report: Uvalde Shooter Exhibited 8 of 13 Red Flags on WVPI's List

The WVPI has been saying for years violence can be predicted and therefore prevented and that understanding and reporting frequently seen warning signs is key to prevention.


On May 25, 2022, the day after the deadly mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, we reported on 13 commonly seen warning signs that have in the past been exhibited by perpetrators prior to these attacks. Please go here to read the blog:


https://www.workplaceviolencepreventioninstitute.org/single-post/forget-run-hide-fight-here-s-how-we-help-prevent-the-next-school-shooting


TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES JULY 17, 2022 REPORT CONFIRMS UVALDE SHOOTER EXHIBITED MULTIPLE RED FLAGS THE WVPI HAS REPORTED ON.


Today, the Texas House of Representatives released a blistering report regarding the May 24, 2022 deadly mass shooting at Robb Elementary which left two teachers and 19 students dead and wounded 17 other people.





According to this report, the Uvalde shooter exhibited the following eight (of 13) red flags reported by the WVPI on May 25, 2022:


  • They obsessively research, read about, and watch videos of mass shootings/bombings

  • They make threat of violence and/or commit acts of violence.

  • They are bullies or were bullied.

  • They behave in a way that displays anger towards other people, or the world in general.

  • They dress up pretending to be a “hit man” or a “school shooter," as a "fun" thing to do.

  • They post their murder weapons/accessories on social media.

  • They dress like prior mass shooters do.

  • They tell you or someone else they want to, or are going, to commit an act of violence.


We recently reported the Robb Elementary School shooter was one of 14 males aged 15-26 responsible for some of the most catastrophic events in the past four years.


Go here to read our research:


https://www.workplaceviolencepreventioninstitute.org/single-post/statistics-2017-2022-mass-shootings-committed-by-males-15-26-years-of-age



THE COLUMBINE EFFECT


We have frequently recommended understanding the impact of the notorious April 20, 1999 Columbine High School massacre to help prevent further loss of life. The Texas House of Representatives Report mentions Columbine early on, specifically at page 7.


The report in its entirety may be accessed here:


https://house.texas.gov/_media/pdf/committees/reports/87interim/Robb-Elementary-Investigative-Committee-Report.pdf