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'Code Blue': What Happened at SuccessTech?

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'Code Blue': What Happened at SuccessTech?

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'Code Blue': What Happened at SuccessTech?

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People embrace outside the SuccessTech Academy in Cleveland after a 14-year-old opened fire at the high-achieving school on Oct. 10, 2007. hide caption

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Cleveland police are trying to figure out a motive for a recent shooting rampage at SuccessTech Academy, a high-achieving high school in downtown Cleveland. Authorities believe 14-year-old Asa Coon, a student at the academy, shot and wounded four people before killing himself.

It's a school-shooting story similar to others reported on in recent years. But this incident did not take place in the suburbs, nor in a rural area. Rather, the disturbance occurred in an urban high school setting.

Kenneth Trump is president of National School Safety and Security Services. Trump offers analysis on what might have gone wrong.

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