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School Shootings / Ramsey Interview #875087

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 10, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped interview held with Evan Ramsey†, who carried out a school shooting ten years ago in Bethel, Alaska, and is in prison in Arizona. [RAMSEY - recounts his planning for the shooting in order to get everyone to leave me alone, how he did not understand what would happen if he shot someone--unlike video games, how it felt like relief; states he wants us to know what kids are going through.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Northeastern University professor Jack Levin about the mind of a shooter in light of the school shooting in Cleveland, Ohio. [LEVIN†- says there are always mixed signals which become clear after the fact; outlines the commonalities among the school shooters, including previous violence; states earlier violence is needed for these kids; comments on the culture of violence in the inner city, the pattern of the shooters seeking revenge, how kids do not think about consequences because they have juvenile brains.] Other material: [Witness Glen FERGUSON†- talks about shooter Asa Coon.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Excerpts played from the 911 tapes from the Cleveland school.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson
Duration:
00:09:20

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