Deeply troubling story about why kids bring guns to school - there have been more than two dozen cases of kids bringing firepower to school just since the start of this school year.
A 2011 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 5.4 percent of students nationwide had carried a weapon (e.g. a gun, knife, or club) on school property on at least one day during the month before they were surveyed.
Students who face harassment are among the most likely to bring a weapon to school. A further analysis of the 2011 CDC study by Andrew Adesman, a New York-based developmental and behavioral pediatrician, found that more than 200,000 bullied high school students carried some type of a weapon to campus each month, and were 34 times more likely to carry a gun.
According to a Pew survey from last year, a third of Americans with children under 18 at home keep a gun on the premises, and an article published in JAMA Pediatrics today reports that states with higher level of adult gun ownership see more adolescents carrying guns. Nearly a third of households with children younger than 12 fail to lock up their guns, according to a 2006 study by Harvard’s Dr. David Hemenway. The same study found that parents of adolescents in particular appear to be more likely to keep guns unsecured in the home.
It's National Coffee Day: here are the freebies (you're welcome; I don't drink coffee so this is public service):
- At Krispy Kreme locations in Sodo, North Seattle, Issaquah and Tacoma, customers will receive a free 12-ounce cup along with a signature glazed doughnut.
- Top Pot Doughnuts will give customers a 12-ounce drip coffee or Americano.
- Peet’s Coffee & Tea locations are giving out free small cups of Major Dickason’s blend with the purchase of a food item.
- Free coffee at 7-11 until 11 am
- Whole Foods is celebrating through the end of September — charging only 25 cents for a 12-ounce coffee.
- Starbucks: Buy 1, Get 1 Free Starbucks Via Ready Brew House Blend Online Only. Use coupon code: B1G1HOUSE
- Dunkin Donuts - free medium coffee