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Kingman Letters: Shame on you

This letter is regarding a front-page story, which appeared in your paper.

In this day of wide concern and awareness of the teenage suicide rate, I can't conceive that your paper chose to put the article, picture and headline on its front page. Where the article is continued onto another page, the title, "Drunk" just adds to my wonderment. Was front-page news so scarce that day?

Teenagers are extremely susceptible to a huge variety of self-doubts. I am a mother, an old one at that, but I know how very "tender" children are. I just wonder what it was like to that mother's child to return to school remembering not only the incident itself, but also knowing that the incident had been "spotlighted" in your newspaper.

The school resource officer used good judgment in contacting the police department. I can't say the same about your paper. Shame on you.

Nancy Riddle