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February 27, 2002

Risk Factors for Violent Death in Children

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Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;287(8):983-984. doi:10.1001/jama.287.8.983

To the Editor: In their extensive review of school-associated violent deaths in the United States, Dr Anderson and colleagues1 identify certain aspects of violent incidents that could help guide prevention efforts. They point out that more than half of all incidents were preceded by some sort of signal prior to the event and that most of the violence occurred during transition times in the school day. The detailed descriptions of the perpetrator and environmental variables are also significant.

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