Dr. Lynne Fenton notified members of the campus’ Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment team, but no further action was taken

“The University of Colorado Denver psychiatrist seeing accused murderer James Eagan Holmes was so alarmed by his behavior that she notified the campus-wide threat-assessment team that she helped create years before, a source told The Denver Post.” (http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21212797/alleged-theater-gunman-was-referred-threat-assessment-team#ixzz22NmEX5vP)

We have brought to your attention how the media and attorneys have turned and focused on the University of Colorado for culpability, as they did with Pima Community College and Jared Lee Loughner’s shooting in Tucson.  Over the past years, colleges and universities have gone through extraordinary lengths to put in place systems to protect students with sophisticated behavioral intervention and threat assessment teams; University of Colorado had a Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment team formed in part by Dr. Lynne Fenton, the psychiatrist that was treating James Holmes. According to the Denver Post article “Dr. Lynne Fenton, identified in a court document as Holmes’ psychiatrist, in June took her concerns to members of the campus’ Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment team, but no further action was taken.”


“But no further action was taken,” this is precisely why we created CAPS (Critical Aggression Prevention System).  CAPS is not a black box, we cannot tell you with certainty that CAPS would have made a difference here, but CAPS was designed to offer a more objective and forensic means of identifying and tracking individuals like James Holmes.  If you are interested in understanding how, we encourage you to watch our 3-minute CAPS Impact Movie: www.AggressionManagement.com/movie/

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