the killer at thurston high
links: Coverage of  the Thurston High shootings and links to resources for parents,  educators and communities.

who is kinkel?
the sentencing
school shooters
placing blame

Tragedy Hits Home

The Oregon paper, the Register Guard has an extensive on-line archive of materials related to the Thurston High shootings, which includes all the stories reported in the paper about the shooting, Kip Kinkel's sentencing hearing, the victims, and the community's response, plus a picture gallery and a memorial issue of the school paper.

Other School Shootings

The Washington Post provides a timeline of recent cases of juvenile violence that includes the school shooting cases.

The National School Safety Center provides a more detailed report on "school associated violent deaths."

After Littleton provides extensive coverage of the ongoing debates sparked by the school shootings, including issues of gun control, the internet, violent music, and adolescent alienation.

for parents
Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools

On June 13, 1999, in direct response to the Thurston shooting, President Clinton directed the Department of Education and the Department of Justice to develop an early warning guide to help "adults reach out to troubled children quickly and effectively." This report is the result. It provides, among other things, a list of warning signs for potentially violent children and principles for using that list in a way that does't unnecessarily stigmatize troubled children.

National Association of School Psychologists Crisis Response Resources

Violence prevention resources for parents, educators and communities. These resources are designed to help teachers and parents help kids cope in the aftermath of a tragedy.

Coping with School Violence

This site, hosted by the FamilyEducation Network, features articles, a form with experts discussing school violence, and links to more online school safety tips and resources for parents.

Raising Children to Resist Violence: What You Can Do

This article by the American Psychological Association advises parents on how to help children resist violent behavior, and how to tell if they are at risk.

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