When Open-Access Colleges Enroll Mentally Ill Students

I recently received a call from a colleague, a student-affairs officer who works across town, informing me that a student he had just dismissed from his proprietary school was transferring to my college. The caller told me that a number of his faculty members had warned him to have armed security guards present when he informed the student of the dismissal. The student had done nothing significantly wrong, my colleague explained, but "people are afraid of him because