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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A new report gives a sobering snapshot on the health risk behaviors of Nevada high school students.

The report compiled by surveys taken last year shows 32 percent of high school students experienced depression and nearly 20 percent contemplated suicide.

Sixteen percent say they've carried a weapon in the month before the survey was taken, and about 20 percent were bullied.

When it comes to alcohol, 67 percent say they consumed it at least once. Of those, 33 percent drank alcohol in the month before the survey and nearly 18 percent participated in binge drinking.

About 40 percent have tried marijuana and a third of students surveyed say they were offered, sold or given an illegal drug on school property.

Forty-three percent of students have had sex.

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