I’m thinking of the guidelines around Tarasoff in determining risk here. Did they honestly believe this little girl had the means and intention to do harm? The hyper vigilance caused by the Sandy Hook tragedy is alarming. Its important that school staff take threats seriously, but not seriously out of context. Her intention was to attack the student, who was a friend, with bubbles. How can the school discipline a 5 year old PERIOD for an incident taken SO out of context? I don’t think this is a ‘looney liberal’ thing as much as its just looney, period.