'Dangerous student' bill killed by threat of lawsuit

A controversial bill was killed hours before the Arizona House was set to vote on it.

The "Dangerous Student Bill" would have required teachers to call the police if they felt a student showed immediate signs that they would harm themselves or others. Teachers would also need to tell the school district.

The police would then determine if the student needed a mental evaluation.

Lawmakers killed the bill because they felt it would hold teachers liable if they failed to report a student who ended up harming someone.

Instead they are asking the Department of Education to give teachers more information about mental illness.

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