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Ten Questions: School shooting in Pennsylvania, Ole Miss dedicates integration statue

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(CNN Student News) -- October 3, 2006

Answer the following questions about today's featured news stories. Write your answers in the space provided.

1. What tragedy took place at a oneroom school house in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania yesterday? According to police, why might the shooter have committed this crime?

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2. What are your thoughts and feelings regarding this tragedy?

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3. Do you feel safe at your school? Why or why not? If not, what do you think could be done to make you feel safer at school?

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4. Who are the Amish? How are Amish communities unique? Why might Monday's school shooting be particularly shocking to an Amish community?

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5. Who is Mark Foley, and why did he recently resign? If Mr. Foley is found guilty, what consequences do you think that he should face, and why?

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6. When did James Meredith attend the University Of Mississippi? Why challenges did he encounter as a student?

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7. According to the segment, why has the university put up a statue of Mr. Meredith?

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8. How do you think that life has changed in the U.S. as a result of the civil rights movement? In your view, do racial prejudice and discrimination exist today? Explain.

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9. Where are the Maldives located? According to the segment, what factors are thought to be causing the sea temperature off the coast of the Maldives to increase? Why are the rising water temperatures problematic for Maldivians and the coral reefs?

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10. What do you know about the theory of global warming, and how concerned about it are you?

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