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Title:
School shootings
Author:
Egendorf, Laura K., 1973-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
80 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Bullying can lead to school shootings / Bullying is not a valid reason for school shootings / Violence in video games and other media can cause school shootings / Violence in the media does not lead to school shootings / Access to guns can lead to school shootings / Guns have been wrongfully blamed for school shootings / Ignoring the problems of white teenagers causes school shootings / Absence of public morality causes school shootings / Immaturity of the adolescent brain can lead to school shootings / Schools can take steps to reduce school shootings / Schools are taking unnecessary steps to reduce school shootings / Gun control is needed to end school shootings / Gun control is not the answer to school shootings / Access to mental health treatment can prevent school shootings
ISBN:
9780737712766

9780737712759
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Book

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Since 1997, shootings on American campuses have left more than twenty students and teachers dead and over seven dozen wounded. Authors in this volume examine why school shootings occur and how future incidents can be prevented.


Summary

Since 1997, shootings on American campuses have left more than twenty students and teachers dead and over seven dozen wounded. Authors in this volume examine why school shootings occur and how future incidents can be prevented.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-This book presents two articles each about several facets of the issue, one from the liberal viewpoint and the other from the conservative, and some written by widely known authorities. The author's credentials and a prcis of the material introduce each piece, and the effects of media violence, bullying, and guns are some of the topics debated. The immaturity of the adolescent brain, an "it won't happen here" attitude, ignoring warning signs, and racial differences are also discussed. Subheads, and quotes set off in large italic type bordered above and below by bold lines, bring attention to the views being presented. This book is great for debate material or as a writing prompt for persuasive essays; however, although original issue dates (all post-Columbine) of the articles are footnoted, sources of statistics within them are not cited. This collection is for mature readers with the critical-thinking skills needed to understand and evaluate the material.-Marilyn Fairbanks, Azure IRC, Brockton High School, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-This book presents two articles each about several facets of the issue, one from the liberal viewpoint and the other from the conservative, and some written by widely known authorities. The author's credentials and a prcis of the material introduce each piece, and the effects of media violence, bullying, and guns are some of the topics debated. The immaturity of the adolescent brain, an "it won't happen here" attitude, ignoring warning signs, and racial differences are also discussed. Subheads, and quotes set off in large italic type bordered above and below by bold lines, bring attention to the views being presented. This book is great for debate material or as a writing prompt for persuasive essays; however, although original issue dates (all post-Columbine) of the articles are footnoted, sources of statistics within them are not cited. This collection is for mature readers with the critical-thinking skills needed to understand and evaluate the material.-Marilyn Fairbanks, Azure IRC, Brockton High School, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.