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TALKING UP ARMS

Researchers may be able to identify students at risk of committing violent acts. Then the schools must decide what to do about them

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BRACE FOR IMPACT: School violence has been exceedingly hard to predict or prevent.
JULIAN RÖDER/OSTKREUZ

IN 1998, 15-year-old Kip Kinkel murdered his parents at their home, then killed two students at his Oregon high school. In journal entries he wrote prior to the rampage, he expressed hatred for “every person on this earth.” Eric Hainstock, also 15, shot and killed his high school principal in Wisconsin in 2006. In letters from prison, he blamed the principal, his teachers and social services “for never listening to me.” And before 16-year-old Alex Hribal stabbed 20 students and a security guard with kitchen knives at his high school in Pennsylvania two years ago, he wrote a letter blaming his actions on teachers and society.

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