ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 21, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Springfield, OR: Brian Rooney) The shooting at a Springfield, OR, school by 15-year-old Kipland Kinkel, who had been expelled yesterday for bringing a gun to school, featured; scenes shown of the wounded being wheeled out. [Three STUDENTS - describe what happened during the shooting.] [Springfield police Captain Jerry SMITH - comments.] [Three STUDENTS, PARENT - express their reactions.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) A closer look at the story introduced.
(New York: Aaron Brown) The general issue of shootings at public schools reviewed; examples cited of school security measures. [Three PARENTS - express their views on school shootings.] [Police Executive Research Forum Dr. Dennis KENNEY, DuPage County prosecutor Joe BIRKETT - comment on the limits of security and on actions taken to make schools safer.]
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Interview held with National School Safety Center Ronald Stephens about this latest school shooting. [STEPHENS - says a procedure is necessary for dealing with expelled or suspended students who brought weapons to school.]