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Friday, May 22, 1998 Published at 08:44 GMT 09:44 UK



Special Report

Last Jonesboro victims laid to rest

People in the American town of Jonesboro, Arkansas, are trying to come to terms with last week's horrific school shootings following the funerals of a teacher and two girls killed in the attack.

Jonesboro parents to sue gunmakers
The parents of one of the children shot at a school in Jonesboro, Arkansas, are to sue the manufacturers of the guns that were used.

Arkansas schoolboys 'unlikely to face federal charges'
The US Justice Department is said to be unlikely to bring federal charges against the two boys charged with killing four pupils and a teacher at a school in Arkansas.
From choirboy to killer?
As the people of Jonesboro mourn for the victims, a clearer picture is emerging of the two boys charged in connection with the massacre at an Arkansas school. One was a choirboy but also a gang-member. The other could shoot as soon as he could walk.
Coming to terms with tragedy
Communities which are hit by the seemingly increasing number of massacres have to ask themselves how they will recover from the shock.
Tide of violence at US schools
The fatal shootings at an Arkansas school is the latest example of a trend of deadly violence faced by many US schools.
The right to ask questions
The tragedy in Arkansas unites the world in shock and grief but questions asked by BBC News Online about the right to bear arms provoke a sharp response from across the Atlantic.
'This happens somewhere else'
Shock, horror and dismay have swept Jonesboro, Arkansas, in the wake of an armed attack outside a school.






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