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Anti-Bullying Video Dropped After Sparks School Shooting

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The Washoe County School District has discontinued the use of an anti-bullying video that was shown to students at Sparks Middle School, including the 12-year-old gunman who went on a fatal schoolyard shooting rampage in the weeks after he watched it.
 
The 23-minute, documentary-style video entitled "Teen Truth" dramatizes a student firing a gun to get back at bullies. It also features real security footage from the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School.
 
Sparks seventh-grader Jose Reyes had images of the Columbine killers on his cellphone the day he fatally shot a teacher, wounded two classmates and committed suicide on Oct. 21.
 
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://tinyurl.com/p5u3btr) the school district has stopped using the video as part of an anti-bullying program that has been in place district-wide since 2006.
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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com   (AP)

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