In the book Tears of a Tiger how does Mrs.Thorne violates Andy's privacy?

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Mrs. Thorne is the school counselor.  As a counselor, she has an obligation to keep information confidential.  When B.J. and Tyrone go to her office to seek help for Andy, she tells them that his reactions are normal for someone who has had the tramatic experience that he has had. But then she violates Andy's privacy by telling his friends that he is getting some outside counseling.  She says it to alleviate his friends' anxieties over his behavior, but she knows she has overstepped her boundaries when she tells the boys that she told them "in the strictest of confidences". (pg 112)