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FRONTLINE; Killer at Thurston High, The


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Killer at Thurston High, The
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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In May 1998, a year before the massacre at Columbine High, 15-year- old Kip Kinkel murdered his mother and father, and then opened fire at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon, killing two fellow students and wounding 25 others. In this first in-depth examination of a school shooter, FRONTLINE reveals the intimate, inside story of how Kip Kinkel, a "shy and likable teenage" from a solid middle-class family, became the boy police call a "cold- hearted killer."



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Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Killer at Thurston High, The,” 05/16/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 25, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_95EAA716656147CB9FAA7BD0B97E858A.
MLA: “FRONTLINE; Killer at Thurston High, The.” 05/16/2001. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 25, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_95EAA716656147CB9FAA7BD0B97E858A>.
APA: FRONTLINE; Killer at Thurston High, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_95EAA716656147CB9FAA7BD0B97E858A
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