I think we're on the same page here.
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:06pm

It really is an interesting balancing act: the sort of signal sent in this case aren't unequivocal. The kid wasn't scribbling unhinged rants on the walls of his room or something similarly theatrical. There was lots of room for interpretation.

That leaves the question of what does indeed best straddle the line between paying too little attention to these often-vague signs and going way, way too far in the other direction (thus making life miserable for the non-violent vast majority of oddballs and outcasts, whose every outward expression of their oddity will get them hauled into counseling).

Again, not an easy balancing act. It's also one I'm not familiar with the nuts and bolts of: my connection to education is via academia and centers on curricular matters. I don't know jack about the "managing kids" aspect of it all. I've been interested to read people's take on it.

  • Agreed....Sprout, Mon Sep 18 4:03pm
    IMO there are some things that don't involve much of a legal requirement. Things like a conversation with the student's parent/guardian. The counselor could call the student in to talk. But even... more
    • I think we're on the same page here. — Poppet, Mon Sep 18 10:06pm