ERIC Number: EJ654458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Similarities of School Shootings in Rural and Small Town Communities.
Kidd, Scott T.; Meyer, Cheryl L.
Journal of Rural Community Psychology, vE5 n1 Spr 2002
A study examined characteristics common among young offenders from rural communities who were involved in multiple-fatality school shootings. Data on six cases involving eight offenders revealed six common offender characteristics: verbal threats, peer rejection, interest in violent media, previous violent behavior, suicidal ideation, and violent writings. (TD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, High Schools, Homicide, Interpersonal Competence, Junior High Schools, Mass Media Effects, Middle Schools, Parent Child Relationship, Peer Relationship, Profiles, Rural Schools, Rural Youth, Student Alienation, Suicide, Violence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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