LEVELS of RISK
LOW Level of Concern: Risk to UA students, employees and visitors appears to be minimal. Threat is vague and indirect in nature. Information within threat is inconsistent, implausible, or lacks detail. Threat is not realistic in nature/presentation. Available information suggests person of concern is unlikely to act violently.
MEDIUM Level of Concern: Risk to UA students, employees and visitors appears to be moderate. Violent action is possible, but not probable. Threat is still not entirely realistic in nature. Analysis of threat suggests some thought/action on how to go forward by person of concern, i.e.-a specific time and location noted for actions. No clear indication of preparatory steps taken by person of concern. Person of concern may attempt to convey seriousness of situation, e.g. – “I’m very serious,” “I’m not kidding,” etc.
HIGH Level of Concern: Risk to UA students, employees and visitors appears to be serious and imminent. Threat is specific and plausible. Person of concern notes a specific ‘target’ and has the capacity to act. Person of concern has taken specific steps in furtherance of threat, e.g.-surveillance of target, weapon acquisition/practice, etc. Documented information notes strong possibility of violent behavior.