How do you know who’s dangerous?

On Community College SpotlightHow do you know who’s dangerous? It’s difficult to predict when a troubled student is a danger to classmates, writes a community college dean.

Also, destroying the for-profit colleges and universities would be a “disaster” for the lower-income, higher-risk students who need the scheduling flexibility these colleges provide, argues Donald Graham, whose Washington Post Company owns Kaplan University, a major for-profit educator.

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  1. In regard to Laughner, he had multiple interactions with the police.  After the first couple, it doesn’t seem outrageous to expect police to have arrested him for disorderly conduct and looked to see if a psychiatric evaluation was in order.

    That evaluation was never done.  If Laughner had been ordered into treatment (even on his own recognizance), his name would have been entered into the NCIS system and he would have been flagged if he tried to buy a gun.  Forcing him to find an illegal seller may well have prevented this incident, and getting him ordered into treatment may have gotten him pulled into inpatient treatment when police found him acting irrationally the next time.

    Sure would be nice if he’d been properly medicated and the country would never know his name, wouldn’t it?