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Study: Violent injuries affect 1 in 5 5th graders — And it gets worse

from Psych Central

A new study shows that nearly 1 in 5 fifth-graders has received violent injuries, the majority from guns or knives — and bullies are most likely to be seriously injured. For the study, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (analyzed data from 4,300 children when they were in fifth, seventh, and 10th grades at public schools in and around cities in three U.S. communities: Houston, Los Angeles County, and Birmingham, Alabama. The study found that the likelihood of injury increased as children became older, with one in three high school-age children sustaining a gunshot, stabbing wound, or assault-related injury needing medical attention. more

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