In wake of violence, schools struggle over how to treat, screen students for mental illness

  • by: KELLI KENNEDY , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 13, 2014 - 1:10 PM

MIAMI — After his father was diagnosed with cancer, a 15-year-old Champaign, Ill., teen started skipping school, erupting in angry outbursts, yelling at teachers and punching holes in walls or retreating to his room paralyzed by an overwhelming sadness.

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