Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Anderson and colleagues1 provided a comprehensive description of school-related
violent deaths in the United States. Because these events garner so much publicity,
it is important to place them in the context of broader risks to children.
School-related violence may have a disproportional impact on societal perceptions
and subsequent prevention priorities.
Barger SD. Risk Factors for Violent Death in Children. JAMA. 2002;287(8):983-984. doi:10.1001/jama.287.8.983