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    Berkeley seventh-grader took gun to school because of argument. Bullying?

    "Berkeley seventh-grader took gun to school because of argument, officials say
    Dave Munday Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 1:11 p.m., Updated: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:37 p.m.

    "A Berkeley County seventh-grader took a gun to school Tuesday because he had been arguing with another student, according to the sheriff's office. The 13-year-old student at Sedgefield Middle School was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property and with making threats, sheriff's office spokesman Dan Moon said. A school resource officer got a call that a student might be intending to cause trouble because of an ongoing argument, Moon said. The 13-year-old was pulled from class for questioning. He had a semi-automatic handgun in his backpack, according to Moon."

    For the newbies, Dan Moon reported a bomb threat many years ago when a talk-show caller threatened to park a yellow truck.

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    "An estimated 200,000 high school students who are bullied bring weapons to school, according to research to be presented Sunday, May 4, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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    Results showed that 20 percent of high school students reported being victims of bullying. Those who were bullied were more likely to be in lower grades, females and white. They also were more likely to carry a weapon to school than kids who were not bullied (8.6 percent vs. 4.6 percent)."

    [2725.3] Exponential, Not Additive, Increase in Risk of Weapons Carrying by Adolescents Who Themselves Are Frequent and Recurrent Victims of Bullying, Lana Schapiro, Andrew Adesman. Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, New Hyde Park, NY.

    BACKGROUND: In the wake of Columbine and other school-based tragedies, there is increased recognition that victims of bullies (VoB) pose a considerable threat to student safety both on and off school property. Efforts are now focused on trying to identify factors that predict which students pose the greatest threat to the safety of others. To date, there has been no analysis of high school (HS) students nation-wide to assess which risk factors in combination increase the likelihood that a VoB may carry a weapon and thus pose a danger to public safety.

    OBJECTIVE: To determine which prior bullying experiences – alone and in combination – most increase the likelihood that a victim of bullying will carry a weapon.

    DESIGN/METHODS: Data from the CDC's 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System were analyzed for grades 9-12 (N=15,425). Being a VoB was measured through a single self-report question: “During the past 12 months, have you ever been bullied on school property?” VoB were compared with those who denied being a VoB, adjusting for age, sex, grade, race, height, weight, and BMI %ile. Weapons carrying (WC) was defined by responses to 2 questions: "During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a gun?" and "During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a weapon such as a gun, knife, or club on school property?" The frequency of 4 risk factors were analyzed singly and in combination: 1) did not go to school because you felt unsafe at school or in transit to school, 2) had property stolen or deliberately damaged, 3) been in a physical fight, or 4) has been threatened or injured with a weapon. All analyses were done using procedures specifically suited for survey data in SAS 9.2.

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