Dream on babe__what you're talking about is unwinding HIPPA and that will not happen in your lifetime. Think about it, when you put someones name on a government registry for mental/emotional problems/diagnoses you in effect destroy that persons life. Who makes that decision? Will there be a second or third opinion option? Who pays for the medical evaluations?<quoted text>
There were red flags with the Columbine shooters that were ignored.
Students even reported violent emails sent to them by one of the shooters which were ignored.
Colorado now has a heightened awareness policy. Among them:
Schools should work to change the "code of silence" by emphasizing to students, teachers and parents that violent threats are never appropriate and should be taken seriously.
School districts should establish anonymous reporting hot lines or similar systems.
Colorado schools should adopt one or more bullying-prevention programs and adopt a code of behavior, then ensure that the code is enforced fairly.
...The Newtown shooter needed intervention long before the tragedy.
We have to change the complacency about mental health intervention as well as instill a heightened awareness among students and parents to prove any threatening or even disturbing behaviors anonomously.
It's another expensive government growing intrusion that targets the wrong people for 99.9% of the citizens that would wind up on such a list would likely never attempt to purchase any sort of weapon.
The Newtown shooter didn't attend school, the only person who observed him on a daily basis was his mother who "obviously" didn't consider him a potential mass murderer. There was a lot of money coming into that household, her alimony schedule for 2012 alone was for $289,000 and we don't know whether dad was sending Adam money.