The behavior of the dangerous student threatens the health and well-being of those around him/her. Behaviors which may be considered dangerous to self or others include the following:
- Expressed suicidal thoughts, threats, or the making of suicidal gestures.
- Self-mutilating behaviors, including cutting or burning of the self.
- Threats to others.
- Carrying or brandishing a weapon.
- Intimidating behaviors, including inappropriate touching and/or standing to close to others, harassment or stalking.
Tips for dealing with the dangerous student
- Contact ETSU Public Safety by calling 911 from a campus phone or 439-6900 from your cell phone.
- Do not delay by calling The Counseling Center for assistance. Your first call should be to ETSU Public Safety.
- Avoid escalating the situation; speak calmly and with concern. Avoid physical contact.
- If the student poses an immediate danger to others, you may choose to dismiss the class while waiting for police intervention.
- Use good judgment to protect your safety and the safety of others. Do not attempt to keep the perpetrator from leaving the classroom.
- Document the incident including any witnesses that were present.