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What special steps should I take if I need to talk with a student who makes me uneasy but isn't really a "threat"?

  • Ask a colleague to stay close in case you need help.
  • Have a phone at hand.
  • Call for consultation if you need it.
  • Keep your door open or meet with the student in a public place.
  • Sit near the exit in case you need to leave quickly.
  • Trust your intuition. If you begin to feel fearful, end the meeting.