Dr. Helen on Va Tech shooter
Right here. Basically, when Cho was diagnosed as dangerous, the judge didn't commit him, but ordered outpatient treatment. Under the Virginia system, that doesn't mean he is assigned to an agency or anyone alerted to the order. He's just been ordered to seek care, and from there it's up to him.
"Yes, it's always best to let a mentally ill person decide whether or not they need to attend court-ordered treatment. Maybe the next step should be to let criminals decide whether or not they want to go to jail or not."