Everyone who encountered Jared Loughner at Pima Community College knew he was crazy and many feared he was dangerous. He was suspended, but college officials didn’t file for a court-ordered mental-health evaluation, which Arizona law allows. Could the college have done more to force Loughner into treatment and protect the Tucson community?
On Community College Spotlight, I write about the dilemma faced by officials at Pima Community College in Arizona. Student Jared Lee Loughner was disrupting classes and showing signs of mental illness. Instructors and students feared what he’d do, but he hadn’t attacked anyone. Yet.