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(Studio) Violence in classrooms very serious.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) Greg Griffin shot but lived; Elizabeth Hennessy died of gun wounds as result of classroom violence. [Braintree, Massachusetts, teacher Steve LOPES - knows violence in schools all over US.] [So. Dennis, Massachusetts, teacher Richard MAXWELL - believes lunchroom combat zone.] [President Teachers' Union Hank SPRINGER - relates 1 incidence of violence.] [STUDENT - says beatings in school common.] [STUDENT - admits carrying weapon to school.] [DC student, Gina DIGUILIAN - discusses popularity of troublemakers.] [Billerica, Massachusetts, teacher June BOWSER - knows trouble starts when students drunk and doped.] 70,000 teachers victims of assault by students each year [SPRINGER - recalls own assault.] [L.A. teacher Brian LASKEY - describes physical and personal threats; mental anxiety overwhelming.] [University of California at Los Angeles Dr. Alfred BLOCH - believes principals and vice principals often suppress reports of violence.] [Teacher, MAXWELL - ponders reason for violence.] Studies reveal most disruptive children can't read.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Drinkwater, Terry
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