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Survey shows prevalence of violence in lives of Baltimore students

Survey shows prevalence of violence in lives of Baltimore students

When the familiar pop-pop sound rang out late Friday afternoon, Tyrese Carter and his friend Destiny McIntosh were watching television in his family's apartment. As gunshots are so common in their neighborhood, they joked that that was probably the sound they heard.

Tyrese calmly sauntered to the front door to look through the peephole. What he saw outside his family's Pedestal Gardens apartment in West Baltimore has become heartbreakingly familiar for many city teenagers: a dead body crumpled on the floor.

A new survey of 209 youths in Baltimore reveals just how prevalent violence is in their lives. Forty-three percent of the students said they witnessed physical violence...

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