Success of Red Flag Laws Might Depend on Mental Health Teams

Route Fifty: When a local student posted a photo of himself online holding a gun with a message about going to his school and killing some people he didn’t like, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office responded.

A deputy and a licensed mental health professional went to the student’s home and talked to his parents. “We were able to get the kid into a mental health facility immediately. And we’ve been checking in on him every few days since then,” Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told Stateline.

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