In the following scenario, please respond with the FIRST thing the social worker should do. This is strictly optional. Extra credit points will be assigned to those that respond with the correct answer. This will not count against you if you choose not to respond.
A student brings a knife to school. During class, the student pulls the knife out and begins pressing it into their stomach. A fellow student witnesses the scene, takes a picture of the student and emails school administration asking that the student be checked on. When administration checks on the student, they indeed retrieve a knife from the student. The student goes with school administration to the counselor’s suite and then verbalizes the desire and intent to kill themselves. When the social worker is called, they are asked how to proceed with this situation. What is the FIRST thing that the social worker should tell them to do?