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New Jersey / Teenage Suicide #107905

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 11, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Last night's report on findings of poll on American teenagers recalled. Statistics on national teenage suicide outlined.

(Bergenfield, New Jersey: Bill O'Reilly) Suicide of 4 teenagers, 2 of whom were sisters, examined; details given, scenes shown. [Cnty. prosecutor Larry McCLURE - refers to victims' joint suicide note.] [TEENS - react to deaths.] Victims' link to Bergenfield high school and number similar such teen deaths in past year cited. [Mayor John O'DOWD - notes apparent psychological link between county's cases.] [Mental health center director Kitty SMALL - feels society needs to find reason for teen suicides.] Victim's parent mentioned claiming group had a suicide pact.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) [Youth Suicide National Center executive director Charlotte ROSS - discusses phenomenon, cites implications of related statistics.]

Jennings, Peter;
O'Reilly, Bill

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