In the discussion thread: Psychiatrist Called Threat Team About Aurora Shooting Suspect James Holmes [View all]
Response to MindMover (Original post)
Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:51 PM
nolabear (22,017 posts)
5. This sounds like a problem that we might think we could solve, but it's not that easy.
Dr. Fenton was alarmed and it sounds as if she did what she could under the circumstances. If he didn't tell her he had means and intent her obligation is still to be somewhat confidential while consulting with the threat assessment team. Had she said anything to police he could have sued her for malpractice, for violating confidentiality. I don't know if he'd win but he could. Had he stayed in school the assessment team might have required that he be seen, but once he's out they have no power over him. I hate to say this but he might have just slipped through, and I'd bet money neither that psychiatrist nor any member of that team is sleeping nights, not because they did anything wrong, but because they didn't do something wrong, or at least riskily aggressive. It's the awful price of the system that also can't just grab and lock up whomever they like. It's really, really hard. And sometimes the results are horrific.
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