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Tip from father leads Fort Worth police to thwart potential mass shooting plan

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Also, of his current living situation, Rollins said, he was "in between family residences."

The father's decision to call 911 about his own son, he said, "took courage" and emotional intelligence. He possibly helped avert a tragedy, Rollins said.

"You can't say enough about him," he said.

Although only three officers are on the Crisis Intervention Team, Rollins said he hopes one day it could be expanded to 12. Since August 2017, the team has recovered more than 325 weapons from individuals who showed legitimate threats of being suicidal or homicidal.

Members of the team have taken every bit of mental health training the state provides, Rollins said. They can receive calls about a potential situation at any time seven days a week.


"The overriding goal of the Crisis Intervention Team here in Fort Worth," he said, "is to prevent the next mass shooting from happening within our city limits and in our county."

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