High-profile crimes such as the Columbine High School shootings have made most people much more acutely aware of the potential danger involved in young people acting out in a highly antisocial manner.
With tragedies like those at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech University, the issues surrounding video game violence and children have been thrust to the forefront.
Marilyn Manson, in particular, was heavily blamed by parents of the Columbine high school shootings students as they felt the rocker prompted the killings with his music.
One of NIMH's initial findings indicates that though youth violence is indeed a serious problem, events such as Columbine are a rare occurrence.
Fred said Brandon Westlake was already gone—off to capture the columbine in dawn's early light.
Columbine, 1903; with introd.
Buttercups, violets, anemones, spring beauties, trilliums, arbutus, orchids, columbine, laurel, honeysuckle, golden rod and asters are common wild flowers, and of ferns there are many varieties.
The Columbine family, consisting of beautiful border flowers in great variety, ranging from I to 2 or 3 ft.
In the western Himalayas this upland flora is marked by a strong admixture of European species, such as the columbine (Aquilegia) and hawthorn (Crataegus Oxyacantha).
Some flowers, with spurred petals in their usual state, as columbine, are changed so that the spurs disappear; and others, as Linaria, in which one petal only is usually spurred, are altered so as to have all the petals spurred, and to present what are called pelorian varieties.