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MIDLOTHIAN - Crime writer Phil Chalmers, a native of the Cleveland, Ohio area, is visiting Midlothian on Wednesday, Jan. 19, sponsored by the Midlothian Police Department. Known as "America’s Leading Authority of Juvenile Homicide," Chalmers is the author of "Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer" and "The Encyclopedia of Teen Killers."

He has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Montel Williams, The E! Network shows "Too Young to Kill" and "Billionaire Crime Scenes," and Spike TV’s "Don’t Be a Victim."

Chalmers spends his time traveling the nation training police officers, Department of Corrections, Court Services, and school administrators on the causes of teen murder, the warning signs, triggers, and prevention.

He also speaks directly to the students, performing edgy school assemblies on recreational sex, substance abuse, teen violence, bullying, suicide, self respect, and school safety.

He is appearing with famed speaker Lt Col Dave Grossman, author of "On Killing" and "Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill." Col Grossman will be speaking on Thursday, Jan. 20 and the two day seminar cost is $159.

Chalmers has interviewed more than 200 teen killers, school shooters, and serial killers. He has communicated with the school shooters from Jonesboro, Paducah, Pearl, Tennessee, Moses Lake, Alaska, Montana, and more. He has corresponded with serial killers Charles Manson, David ‘Son of Sam’ Berkowitz, the Hillside Strangler, the Gainesville ripper, and more.

He is an expert on school safety, bullying prevention, youth culture, the causes of teen murder, the prevention of teen murder and school massacres, and how to recognize and stop a violent teen before they strike. Chalmers says "Teen murder and school violence are preventable crimes. Unlike adult homicide, juveniles can be stopped, helped, and these crimes can be prevented. You just have to know what you are looking for, and how to approach them."

Chalmers has come up with the top 10 causes of teen murder and the top three are: Number one-unstable family and bullying, number two-violent media and number three-suicide and depression. He also teaches the 15 warning signs, the five triggers, 10 steps to keeping your school safe, and 25 things every American needs to know about potentially violent teens. Chalmers says "Every adult who works with teens, every member of law enforcement, and every school administrator needs to see this seminar, especially in light of the Omaha, Nebraska school shooting this week, and the 10-year-old family killer in Ohio."

The seminar is taking place at the Midlothian Conference Center, tickets can be purchased at PhilChalmers.com. For more information and location, contact Karyn McCoy at 972-775-7611. For more information about Phil’s seminar and his tour date in Texas, contact Phil Chalmers office at 330-998-4340.

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