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Controversy plagues school mental health screening

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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. When the teen's assistant principal approached him a few months ago about seeking help for mental illness, the student initially declined,...

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