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Springfield, Oregon / School Shooting / Troubled Children #180026

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 22, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Springfield, OR: Brian Rooney) The aftermath of the shooting at a Springfield, OR, school by 15-year-old Kipland Kinkel featured; details given of the discovery of bombs at his home, the status of the casualties, including the death of Ben Walker and the extent of the shooting. [Lane County sheriff's office Lieutenant Bret FREEDMAN - describes the bombs.] [Victim's mother Linda RYKER - describes her son's reactions in disarming the shooter.] [Brother Josh RYKER, STUDENT - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The sad ritual for covering school shootings stories introduced.

(Springfield, OR: Tom Foreman) The portrait of shooter Kinkel presented; written memorials outside the school shown. [Superintendent of schools Jamon KENT, STUDENT, family friend Reanous COCHRAN, friend Nick HIASSEN, STUDENT - present views about Kip.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The prevention of a potential school shooting in Saint Charles, Missouri, modelled on the Jonesboro, Arkansas, shooting, reported; scenes shown.

(New York: Aaron Brown) The issue of warning signs given off by troubled children examined; scenes shown from various schools to illustrate programs to contain and help students. [NYU Child Study Center director Dr. Harold KOPLEWICZ - list behavioral warning signs.] [Chicago school superintendent Paul VALLAS, Los Angeles school district psychologist Richard LIEBERMAN - explain how students are handled.]

Brown, Aaron;
Foreman, Tom;
Jennings, Peter;
Rooney, Brian

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