This morning, I heard a report that Lynn Fenton, the psychiatrist who saw James Holmes, did more than consult with the university's "threat-assessment team." It's now being reported that she spoke with a police officer about her concerns. Ordinarily, such a confidentiality exception would fall under duty to warn/duty to protect or imminent danger to others, but why would there be any daylight between these exceptions and petition to commit? So it's quite possible that Holmes was taken to a hospital and admitted or released without admission. That wouldn't necessarily be something we'd know about yet. It's also possible that everything that could be done under the law was done.
Again, all of this occurred weeks before the shootings. I wonder if Holmes' decision to drop out of school was already in the works at the time Dr. Fenton contacted the threat-assessment team and the police, or did her contact with the university and the police prompt Holmes to drop out?