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Springfield, Massachusetts / School Bullying / Krever Interview #928872

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 14, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Springfield, Massachusetts: Randi Kaye) The suicide by hanging of 11-year-old Carl Walker Hoover after school bullying about his sexuality reviewed; scenes shown from the New Leadership charter school in Springfield, Massachusetts. [Carl's mother Sirdeaner WALKER†- talks about her son; recounts cutting down Carl.] A Yale school of medicine study of the link between bullying & suicidal thoughts cited.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Hetrick-Martin Inst.'s Thomas Krever about bullying stories. [KREVER - talks about the institute role in helping those bullyed & about young people "coming out"; notes we live in a society of gay taunts; answers a text question about anti-bullying laws; offers advice to parents.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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