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If a student that you strongly dislike messaged you on social media saying that they just overdosed, would you report it to the police or would you just delete the message and pretend it didn't exist? Would you be worried about the student even if you dislike them?

9 months ago 10


  1. Ariel

    As an educator, you are a mandated reporter and must report all potential incidents to the proper authorities. Even if the student is lying, you could be held liable in a court of law for failure to report.

  2. Tom

    Yes, presumably you are not a 'genuine' barbarian; that being the case, you 'always' call 911 in such circumstances, regardless of your personal feelings at that particular moment.

  3. Caligula

    Of course I would contact the authorities. I would give them all the relevant information that I had.

    As a human being, I have moral obligations. I do my best to live up to them.

  4. Titolin

    I don't care who it is, even if its Trump the one overdosed, I would notify emergency services asap, remember helping others is such a grateful thing.

  5. derangedcatlover

    Yes call medical services

  6. zocki

    Yes you should help your student in the specific situation. Although, I don't know why would the student text you when overdose.

  7. DCM5150

    Call the police. Tell them the exact details and that you are not sure what to do. Tell them you can send a screenshot.

  8. Quiet

    Why would they message a teacher out of all people to say they overdosed?

  9. Stella

    Report it.
    You either possibly save their life, or you make them look stupid.

  10. Randy

    I would block them

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