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Children and Violence In Lost Boys a study of race and youth violence author James Garbarino says The 1997-1998 school year will go down in American history as the turning point in our countrys experience and understanding of lethal youth violence -October 1 1997 Pearl Mississippi after killing his mother sixteen-year-old Luke Woodham opens fire at his high school killing tress and wounding seven -December 1 1997 West Paducah Kentucky fourteen-year-old Michael Carneal kills three students at a high school prayer meeting -March 24 1998 Jonesboro Arkansas thirteen-year-old Mitchell Johnson and eleven-year-old Andrew Golden open fire on their schoolmates killing four of them and a teacher -April 24 1998 Edinboro Pennsylvania fourteen-year-old Andrew Wurst kills a teacher at a school dance -May 21 1998 Springfield Oregon after killing his parents fifteen-year-old Kip Kinkel walks into the school cafeteria and shoots twenty-four classmates two fatally Garbarino Prologue These horrific events shocked the nation and made Americans ask the question what leads a child to turn to violence Studies point a finger at the parents and the home life of these delinquents Children often receive mixed messages from parents and other adults about what is right and what is wrong Such things as fighting between the parents and physical or mental abuse aimed at the child contribute to a violent outbreak in the child Parenting that indulges neglect abuses or ignores children and that fails to provide strong positive guidance discipline and nurturance contributes to the spread of violence in children Such parenting is seen in families plagued by chronic unemployment and poverty especially when parents are concentrating more on the economic survival of the family than on the attitudes and behavior of the children Since one way that children learn is through observation if the children see physical and mental abuse towards them or anyone else in the home they might think that this is an accepted thing for them to participate in also In
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