Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
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
Schwab CW, Richmond TS, Cheney RA, Weiner J, Dunfey M. Risk Factors for Violent Death in Children. JAMA. 2002;287(8):983-984. doi:10.1001/jama.287.8.983