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The legacy of progressive education: : "the average age of school shooters is 14-1/2"

February 16, 2012
School officials get lesson in tragedy

By JOSH NEWTON Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — It’s a hard fact to swallow for some administrators and law enforcement officials, but the average age of school shooters is 14-1/2.

The behavior of suspects involved in school shootings has historically been unpredictable, but there were often signs in the school environment pointing toward an inevitable tragedy.

Dozens of school administrators from Cherokee and surrounding counties gathered with local, state and federal law enforcement and emergency response agencies Wednesday to prepare for dangerous events on campus.

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