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Winnetka, Illinois / Shootings #562330

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 20, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Woman reported entering classroom in Chicago suburb and opening fire on children; woman quoted. Report introduced.

(Winnetka, Illinois: James Makawa) Parents shown awaiting news of children. [TEACHER - comments on situation.] Woman, identified as Laurie Dann, described as mentally ill. [Winnetka police chief Herbert TIMM - comments on Dann's actions.] Dann noted fleeing school and entering Ruth Ann Andrews' home where she shot Andrews' son. [ANDREWS - comments on incident.] SWAT team noted planning to storm home. Officials noted asserting that Dann set fire to home where she babysat after family informed her they were moving. Dann noted investigated by FBI. [Dr. David WINCHESTER - comments on conds. of children.] Winnetka noted affluent neighborhood with low crime rate.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) [In Los Angeles, California, psychologist Dr. Gerard GUMBLETON - says children &parents suffer emotional trauma from such violent incidents; comments on expressing feelings and responding to children's fears.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Makawa, James

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