In the days that followed the attack in Uvalde, several schools went on high alert for possible attacks carried out by imitators.
A former law enforcement official told authorities that officials and the media can do more to try to prevent the possibility of a copycat attack following the school massacre in Uvalde. This is even though a copycat attack in the wake of the Uvalde school massacre is likely to occur within the next two weeks.
According to Michael Tabman, a retired FBI special agent in charge, the copycat phenomenon often continues for around two weeks on average. This is the point of time when we are most susceptible to being imitated by another. Even if several factors go into this, there is still a possibility of it happening.
There have already been other incidents in Texas that are considered to be “copycat” threats by several districts in the state’s southern region. These incidents involve identical gun scares. According to The News God, there have been three separate situations in which officials and law enforcement personnel have responded to threats of violence against educational institutions.
Colorado and California leaders and law enforcement have highlighted fears about the possibility of copycat attacks. After a school was put on lockdown due to an allegation of a firearm on campus, Denver police used the precaution to detain two people and confiscate paintball weapons on Thursday morning.