Have you ever wondered why teens kill?
Phil Chalmers, America’s leading authority on juvenile homicide and juvenile mass murder, may have the answer to that question this Thursday, May 15, at 6 p.m. at McMinnville Civic Center.
The event is a free public awareness presentation sponsored by Warren County Board of Education and District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis.
“The message and information Mr. Chalmers will deliver to our community is extremely important in today’s society,” said Zavogiannis. “I think it is safe to say there are very few days that we do not hear of a juvenile committing an unthinkable crime in America. Mr. Chalmers has some very straightforward, eye-opening information for all of us, but especially to parents of school-aged children.”
Chalmers has interviewed over 200 teen killers and school shooters, and has been studying youth culture and teen murder for 25 years. He is also the author of numerous books and documentaries, including his latest two book releases, “Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer” and “True Lies.”
During school assemblies, Chalmers addresses topics like bullying, crime prevention, suicide, substance abuse, Internet safety, tobacco use, dangers of drunk driving, self-image, body image, abstinence, self-abuse, teen violence, destructive entertainment, school safety and prison life, and presents compelling photos of arrests, prison, crime scenes and shocking videos.
Chalmers will address: the 10 causes of teen murder, 25 warning signs to watch, six triggers that cause kids to kill, the 5 D’s of school safety, and the latest video games, music and movies.
McMinnville officials provided the use of the Civic Center free of charge for the public awareness presentation.