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ERIC Number: EJ725730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-22
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1089-5701
The Worst School Violence
Brendtro, Larry K.
Reclaiming Children and Youth: The Journal of Strength-based Interventions, v14 n2 p73 Sum 2005
In this article, the author recalls many acts of school violence. He states that while the dramatic school killings at Colorado's Columbine High School in 1999 and at Minnesota's Red Lake Reservation in 2005 were tragic, the most horrific school violence in history, measured by loss of life, occurred nearly a half century ago at Our Lady of the Angels Elementary School in Chicago. This article specifically tells the story of the life of Tony, the young boy who started the fire at Our Lady of the Angels Elementary School, that killed 92 students and their teachers. This account examines that troubled boy's pathway to violence and, in time, to reconnection and restoration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois