It is a manifestation the need of advice from others in situations of urgent attention (Woods & Wolke, 2003, P 387). We see this from the different recommendations suggested by the guard, assistant principal and the counselor.
To make suitable decisions, it is imperative that we take into account all the details. It will ensure that we do not make hasty decisions ignoring other crucial information. It also creates a calm environment for proper decision-making. Mr. Milhoviak asked for advice on both occasions that they could not find Carl.
If I were the principal, I would consider Carls record of fighting as a factor in making my decision. Brian says that he is sure that Carl will hurt him and his family. Reporting the matter to the principal may be due to other factors like student grudges, but Angie supports Brian claim. Carl is also fond of making threats. For instance, Carl goes to a rock concert with Angie and threatens a person in the front seat; it takes the intervention of a security guard to calm the situation. Angie says that Carl seems to be an angry person; angry people tend to get more involved in violence. Carl is missing and has made a threat; the decision the officials will make has to consider the fact that Carl is unstable.
Carls situation gets complicated when the officials find out that he is not in class. Missing the fourth period leads to the conclusion that he is up to something considering he has threatened Brian and his family. Maybe he is going to carry out the threat.
The situation at hand is delicate; a death threat is on the plate, the perpetrator is missing, Angies parents are out of reach and Brian and Angie are scared. If I were the principal on this event; firstly, I would make sure that Brian and Angie stay under my watch until I contact their parents. Secondly, I would launch a search party for Carl. Lastly, I would consult the school guard, counselor and select officials to ...Show more