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Bullied Teens May Be Twice As Likely To Bring Guns, Knives To School Than Peers Who Are Not Bullied, Researchers Say.

Reuters (11/27, Rapaport) reports, “One in five teens are victims of bullying, and these adolescents are about twice as likely to bring guns and knives to school than peers who aren’t bullied,” researchers concluded after analyzing “survey responses from a nationally representative sample of more than 15,000 students in grades 9 to 12.” The findings were published online Nov. 27 in Pediatrics. 

        HealthDay (11/27, Reinberg) reports that the co-author of an accompanying editorial “said it’s essential to identify teens most likely to arm themselves,” and “screening in places like pediatricians’ offices, mental health clinics and schools can help.” 
 
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