“I won't let you do it," he [= Neville] said, hurrying to stand in front of the portrait hole. "I'll –– I'll fight you [Harry, Ron, and Hermione]!"
"Neville," Ron exploded, "get away from that hole and don't be an idiot
––" "Don't you call me an idiot!" said Neville. I don't think you should be breaking any more rules! And you were the one who told me to stand up to people!"
(Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

Is the ‘should’ the one that is ‘used after that when something is suggested or arranged’ (OALD.should.8) as well?

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It's not really necessary to look beyond AOLD's first definition for this specific usage...

1 used to show what is right, appropriate, etc, especially when criticizing somebody's actions
You shouldn't drink and drive.
He should have been more careful.

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