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Aurora, Colorado / Movie Theater Massacre / Threat Assessment / A Discussion (Part II) #1027970

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 02, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The questions about whether anything could have been done to prevent the Aurora, Colorado, theater shooting with concerns James Holmes' psychiatrist Dr. Lynne Fenton had about him re-introduced; details given about why the University of Colorado BETA team took no action about Holmes being a threat.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with National Behavioral Intervention Team director Brett Sokolow, threat assessment expert Barry Spodak and Virginia Tech shooting victim's father Peter Read† about the background to the Aurora shooting. [SPODAK - explains how threat assessment teams' work and need to think through broader implications to gather information; outlines what could be looked at in the individual's life.] [SOKOLOW - says Dr. Fenton alerted the BETA team at the university and that information is protected so the BETA team could do some things.] [READ - talks about the privacy laws; states we need to collate information for educational purposes in threat assessment to mitigate risk.]

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