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1.     What are two reasons that teenagers give to explain the cause of school shootings?
     two of the following: abuse or neglect at home, easy access to guns/firearms, living in a violent society, peer pressure, or gangs
2.     Students who make multiple threats of violence will eventually act on these intentions. True or false?
     false
3.     List the three warning signs that a threat may lead to violence.
     person acts on anger by throwing things or punching walls; avoids reality by turning to drugs, alcohol, or computers; tries to shock others
4.     People may commit acts of violence if there is a history of crime or violence in their families, if they were abused, if they are gang members, or if they abuse ___________________ or alcohol.
     drugs
5.     What factors can triple a person's risk of becoming a killer?
     using a weapon, having been arrested, having a neurological problem, having had problems at school
6.     Who can you tell about violence or threats of violence?
     a trusted adult, such as a teacher, a relative, or a friend's parent, as well as many others
7.     Some people believe that in order to prevent violence in schools, the schools should take better _________________ measures.
     security
8.     What must parents teach their kids in order to help prevent violence?
     the difference between right and wrong
9.     ___________________ and support may help troubled teens to find non-violent solutions to their problems.
     Counseling
10.     Some people think that there is too much violence on television and in the ________________.
     movies
11.     If you hear someone making a threat, what is the first thing you should do?
     You should tell someone, especially a trusted adult.
12.     What are two things you should do if you are in the vicinity when a shooting occurs?
     two of the following: get down, let them have their way, don't be a hero
13.     If you are involved in a shooting incident, remain calm, and do not try to be a(n) ________________.
     hero
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