Md. Officials Teach Students About Domestic Violence

BALTIMORE (AP) — A prosecutor is warning Baltimore-area high school athletes that they should intervene if they suspect a friend may be affected by domestic violence.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger spoke to students and coaches at a conference on Thursday, saying that it appears friends knew about fights that University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love had with her former boyfriend but did not tell parents, police or coaches about the problems.

Last week, a grand jury in Virginia indicted former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely of Chevy Chase on murder and other charges in the May 2010 death of Love, who was from Cockeysville.

Shellenberger says excessive texting, explosive anger, jealousy and mood swings are warning signs of domestic violence.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. sheriff says:

    You might as well have a mouth full of cement to talk to students about this kind of violence. Don’t you know they’re invincible at that age & or in love?…This is a job for parents if parents would get their materialistic heads out of their collective A$$. & face reality.

  2. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    I AGREE WITH SHERIFF, THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TEACHER’S. THE PARENTS AND NOT PROPERLY RAISING THEIR OFFSPRING. THESE SYMTHOMS , EXCESSIVE TEXTING (WHY CAN’T PEOPLE TALK TO EACH OTHER FACE TO FACE? EXPLOSIVE ANGER, JEALOUSY AND MOOD SWINGS AND NORMAL FOR TEENAGERS, HOW THEY COPE WITH IT IS ANOTHER STORY. JUST SHOWS A LACK OF PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR CHILDREN. IT IS SAD THAT TODAYS CHILDREN, TEENAGERS ARE SO MESSED UP, NO WONDER WITH NO REGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE. YOU CANNOT TEACH THIS IN ANY SCHOOL.

  3. whatnow says:

    This wasn’t teachers in school. It was the state’s attorney at a conference. Yes parents should talk to their children and so should aunt, uncles, clergyman, teachers, etc. You can never ever have too many people encouraging people to get involved in reporting domestic violence. People are embarrassed. People don’t want to go against a friend. It has to be taken out from under the bushel and put in the light so it will stop.

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