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L.A. Now Live: Chat about USC shooting, 'Bully' screening

April 18, 2012 |  6:00 am

Times reporter Andrew Blankstein will join City Editor Shelby Grad to talk about the latest security incident near USC. Early Wednesday morning, a campus security officer shot and wounded a suspect after he allegedly robbed four students.

Teresa Watanabe will also join the chat for a discussion about the film, "Bully," which was screened Tuesday for 6,500 Los Angeles Unified students at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

The chat will begin at 9 a.m PDT at www.latimes.com/lanow. Questions can be submitted live during the chat or by hitting the comment button above.

Watanabe joined the students for the screening and covered the panel discussion after the film. She wrote:

The students seemed ready to rise to the cause. They broke out in cheers and applause at numerous scenes showing five targeted youths and their families who voiced resolve to make a difference against bullying.

The filmmakers say 13 million children are bullied at school each year. National estimates of the percentage of children who have been bullied vary widely from 30% to 70%.