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Nebraska / Teenage Suicides #100891

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 11, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Last night's report on series of teenage suicides at Omaha, Nebraska, high school recalled; 2 more said attempting suicide last night.

(Omaha, Nebraska: Mike O'Connor) Condition of attempted suicides reported; possible role of local television station in averting a 3rd explained. Officials' effort to reassure community noted backfiring; details given, scenes shown. [PEOPLE and suicide prevention expert Dr. John RIEDLER - shout at each other.] [Assistant superintendent Dr. Rene HLAVAC - doesn't have any indication suicides are related.] [Students Kim THOMPKINS - explains her fears.]

Jennings, Peter;
O'Connor, Mike

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