ERIC Number: ED456486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
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School Violence: Getting the Records.
Stiff, Carol Wilcox
When violence involving students erupts at school, journalists generally are faced with obtaining important records to substantiate their stories. To do that, they must cope with privacy laws that protect student records from abuse, state laws that prohibit the release of information about juveniles involved in crime, and the sensitive nature of the records themselves. This research focuses on what scholars have said about the broad area of school violence and three cases in which students were the victims, in California (a case of a teacher molesting a student), Pennsylvania (a hazing incident), and Colorado (release of information about the shootings at Columbine High School). In all these cases, the press was forced to go to court to obtain records and to cope with accompanying delays. (Contains 101 notes.) (Author/RS)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Journalism Education, Journalism Research, News Reporting, News Writing, Violence
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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