Monday, May 5, 2014

Many Bullied Teens Carry Weapons to School, Study Finds

U.S. News & World Report, May 4, 2014

"Large numbers of U.S. high school students who are bullied take weapons to school, a new study finds. 

'Victims of bullying who have been threatened, engaged in a fight, injured or had property stolen or damaged are much more likely to carry a gun or knife to school,' said study senior investigator Dr. Andrew Adesman, chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York.

The researchers analyzed data from more than 15,000 U.S. high school students who took part in a 2011 survey. They found that teens who suffered many types of bullying are up to 31 times more likely to bring weapons such as guns and knives to school than those who have not been bullied." Read more

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