Is there a relationship between bullying and weapons?

New research, published in JAMA and reported in HealthDay, looked at the relationship between bullies, victims and the likelihood of carrying weapons.  Although the study suggested a positive relationship – ie, the need for protection – critics disagree that all bullies and victims need to be screened for weapons.  Instead, they recommend early, intensive school intervention programs to create a positive climate before bullying can happen.

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