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Palo Alto, California / Suicide Cluster #959300

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 22, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(San Francisco: John Blackstone) The rash of suicides in Palo Alto, California by students from Gunn High School who threw themselves in front of trains featured; scenes shown of the railroad crossing; CDC estimate on teen suicide clusters cited. [Parent Ann HILLEN†, student Matthew KIM†- comment.] [Palo Alto School District superintendent Kevin SKELLY†- says it’s a cruel irony that we haven’t found a solution.] [UCSF child psychiatrist Dr. Stuart LUSTIG†- comments on the cluster phenomenon.] [Palo Alto police department Dan RYAN†, Annenberg Public Policy Center Dan ROMER†- worry the media attention will bring copycat deaths.]

Couric, Katie;
Blackstone, John

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