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Resource ID: #18260
Subject: Children
Source: Spin Magazine
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Spin tells the story of Jason Jansky, a teenager who has been charged with hoax bombing and terrorist threats without much evidence against him. The report reveals that Jansky has been wrongfully pointed a suspect only because he has showed some of the behavioral traits of the shooters at Columbine. The article details the distribution of unfounded rumors and scare stories about the risks posed by the so-called "goths," students who dress in black, and have their hair dyed and fingernails painted. The reporter finds that "the spurious connection between music and clothes and killing" has already been made in people's mind, and this "may drive the weird kids to make the rumors come true."

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