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Colleges increase efforts to identify violent students

January 30, 2011

Growing concern over violence on college campuses has prompted more higher education institutions to form specialized teams tasked with identifying students who pose a threat to their peers.

These threat-assessment teams have drawn more attention in the wake of this month's shooting in Tucson following revelations that the alleged gunman, Jared Lee Loughner, was suspended from Arizona's Pima Community College last year after the school labeled him a person of concern...