When Threats Of School Shootings Loom, Experts Say Local Students Experience Heightened Anxiety

“It’s very hard to predict, and if you cast too big a net, then what do you do?” said John Eiler, president of the St. Louis Regional Psychiatric Stabilization Center, which has short-term beds for people in crisis. “What would we have done in Aurora (the site of a mass shooting in July inside a Colorado movie theater) or Connecticut? Would we have had enough information beforehand to say: This person needs to be institutionalized? Probably not.”

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