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4/10/14 10:14 A

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It seems worse since many schools combined into mega campuses that is difficult to control without police/security involvment, instead of staying smaller community schools, Violence on a mega campus often results with copycats in smaller areas. Has there been any"studies" done on the students to find out exactly the reason Why so many are angry? Angry about What? Angry about Who? Perhaps intervention is needed in schools to find out what is bothering these kids. Many kids don't have parents or anyone to confide in other than their peers who can be as angry! Yes, media is also another influence,



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4/9/14 8:52 P

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It's so sad that there are so many unhappy children and that they lash out with violence. I don't think that media coverage affects them one way or the other.

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4/9/14 5:56 P

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I agree, ANDILH.

IMHO...
Angry people are going to find ways to express their anger, whether there is media coverage or not.


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4/9/14 5:41 P

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4/9/14 5:40 P

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Frankly, I'm surprised that violence in schools doesn't happen more often. Have you been in a high school lately? Kids can be horrendous, teachers have nearly zero power, administrators cow tow to the loudest parents threatening lawsuits, and the higher ups just keep touting the zero tolerance lines that punishes the victims the same way as the attacker. There is no amount of money that anyone could ever pay me that would convince me I should return to high school and I graduated almost 15 years ago. I don't go to reunions, and I don't talk to many people I went to school with. I also get tired of hearing that the kids today are wimps, or whatever negative term people are using to describe them. When a child who is physically assaulted in school gets the same punishment as the attacker because of "zero tolerance", there is something very wrong.
I think the violence is a combination of things. Seeing what other people have done on the news might help the individual in some ways, but I think a person who is going to do it, is going to do it with or without news coverage. I definitely don't condone the violence, but I can understand why people do it. And it has nothing to do with news coverage.

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4/9/14 5:10 P

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"April 9/2014 Stabbing at Pittsburgh High School is yet another news story. "

For the sake of accuracy, there is no Pittsburgh High School (at least not here in Pittsburgh PA!), and the stabbings did NOT happen in Pittsburgh.
The tragedy happened 20+ miles east, in another county, at the Franklin Regional High School.

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4/9/14 1:47 P

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I knew that car tipping story would create copycats. I think it is a combination of things that cause these school disasters. Violent movies, violent video games, bullying, neglectful parenting and yes also media coverage of the violence. I have to think the kids that are doing the violence are not the ones watching about it on the news though. They too busy being violent to watch.

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4/9/14 11:55 A

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I think it should be reported as Breaking News or in a Newscast..and NOT ongoing most of the day. A local news station reported that the tiny Smart Cars are being overturned as a possible prank, Now its happening here after being reported! Lemmings!



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4/9/14 11:26 A

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Violence in the schools is once again a big issue.
April 9/2014 Stabbing at Pittsburgh High School is yet another news story.

DO YOU THINK THE MEDIA NEWS COVERAGE HAS A NEGATIVE OR A POSITIVE AFFECT?

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