Community-based mental health counselor considers sharing with a school information about an adolescent who may be violent

A tenth grade student is being treated by a licensed mental health counselor in a community mental health agency. Over time, the counselor has come to understand that the adolescent has a significant mental health disorder and a chaotic home life. The student has mentioned that there are unsecured firearms in his home.One day the student arrives for a counseling session and is very agitated. He explains that earlier that day, he was expelled for bringing a hunting knife to school and showing it to other students. As he describes what happened, the student becomes even more distressed.

A mental health counselor looks at a file