Violence In The Media

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Day 1 Violence: 13 year-old boy charged with 2 counts of making terroristic threats Where: Camden, New Jersey Towards Whom or What: He allegedly said he would shoot two girls Outcome: if convicted he could spend four 2 year terms in youth detenion center Child's Probable Reaction: may get the idea that it is okay to threaten people Day 2 Violence: 4 armed robbers attempted to rob McDonalds Where: Upper Merion, Pennsylvania Towards Whom or What: they forced 4 employees to disrobe and confined them in the basement for two and half hours Outcome: police are searching for suspects Child's Probable Reaction: child may be afraid to eat at McDonalds Day 3 Violence: 28 year-old Philadelphia male charged with sexual abuse Where: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania Towards Whom or What: he sexually abused a teenage mentally handicapped boy after forcing him into a wooded area Outcome: man pleaded guilty and may be sentenced to six years in prison Child's Probable Reaction: may develop a fear of being alone Day 4 Violence: young teen pleaded guilty to third degree of aggravated assault Where: Cherry Hill, New Jersey Towards Whom or What: played a role in the beating of a student from Cherry Hill High School West Outcome: sentenced to a term of not more than 4 years in a state training school for boys Child's Probable Reaction: may get the idea that it is okay to bully or pick on students which can lead to a situation like this Day 5 Violence: shooting Where: Philadelphia Towards Whom or What: man shot in his apartment Outcome: police looking for suspect and believe it is a drug related crime Child's Probable Reaction: may develop a fear of guns or may get an idea that it is okay to play with guns and shot people...



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