Nearly 1 in 5 fifth-graders has received violent injuries, the majority delivered by guns or knives, according to recently published research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
The study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, analyzed data from 4,300 children when they were in fifth, seventh, and 10th grades at public schools in districts in and around cities in three U.S. communities: Houston, Los Angeles County, and Birmingham, Alabama. The children were questioned over time to see whether the number and type of injury changed.
The likelihood of injury increased as children became older, with 1 in 3 high school-age children sustaining a gunshot, stabbing wound, or assault-related injury needing medical attention.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which funded the research, bullying is common in high schools nationwide. These findings shed new light on the type of injuries occurring among children and who is most affected — bullies or victims of bullying.
“The biggest surprise was the sheer scale of intentional violent injuries children are suffering, even at elementary school age. It was also unexpected to discover how it’s not bullying victims, but bullies themselves who are most likely to get seriously hurt,” said first author Katelyn Jetelina, PhD, MPH. “This suggests the act of bullying may not necessarily be violent enough for victims to sustain serious injuries, and that bullies may be involved in other harmful behaviors.” Jetelina is an assistant professor of epidemiology, human genetics, and environmental sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health in Dallas….
Well gee I guess it must be that human genes are mutating. Or maybe it’s global warming. Maybe they aren’t getting enough quality time with their TV. Or enough aluminum in their vaccines. Or enough fluoride in their water. Or enough sugar and artificial colors and flavors and random GMO allergens in their food. Or enough violence-inducing psych drugs. Maybe they’re overenthusiastic about their common core lessons. Maybe they weren’t tortured and brain damaged enough when they were born. Maybe their baby formula was deficient in aluminum. Or the ultrasound machine wasn’t turned up high enough. Or their cell phone isn’t being held close enough to their head. Oh yeah, some of them were probably born male. Not much to be done about that, but they’re working on it.
Something is seriously wrong with this society’s treatment of children. And it’s coming from the top, including the poverty and hopelessness.
The state is an abusive parent.