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And it gets worse, 22 elementary students and one elderly woman stabbed

They just brought this one up on NBC, too, being reported on Canadian news, but obviously not getting airtime here in light of everything else going on.

 

A knife-wielding man injured 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in central China as students were arriving for classes Friday, police said, the latest in a series of periodic rampage attacks at Chinese schools and kindergartens.

The attack in the Henan province village of Chengping happened shortly before 8 a.m., said a police officer from Guangshan county, where the village is located.

The attacker, 36-year-old villager Min Yingjun, is now in police custody, said the officer, who declined to give her name, as is customary among Chinese civil servants.

A Guangshan county hospital administrator said the man first attacked an elderly woman, then students, before being subdued by security guards who have been posted across China following a spate of school attacks in recent years. He said there were no deaths among the nine students admitted, although two badly injured children had been transferred to better-equipped hospitals outside the county.

A doctor at Guangshan's hospital of traditional Chinese medicine said that seven students had been admitted, but that none were seriously injured.

Neither the hospital administrator nor the doctor would give his name.

Children likely between 6-11 years old

It was not clear how old the injured children were, but Chinese primary school pupils are generally 6-11 years old.

A notice posted on the Guangshan county government's website confirmed the number of injured and said an emergency response team had been set up to investigate the attacks.

No motive was given for the stabbings, which echo a string of similar assaults against schoolchildren in 2010 that killed nearly 20 and wounded more than 50. The most recent such attack took place in August, when a knife-wielding man broke into a middle school in the southern city of Nanchang and stabbed two students before fleeing.

Most of the attackers have been mentally disturbed men involved in personal disputes or unable to adjust to the rapid pace of social change in China, underscoring grave weaknesses in the antiquated Chinese medical system's ability to diagnose and treat psychiatric illness.

In one of the worst incidents, a man described as an unemployed, middle-aged doctor killed eight children with a knife in March 2010 to vent his anger over a thwarted romantic relationship.

 

The world is going crazy.

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 1:23 PM on Dec. 14, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (11)
  • We live in a fucked up world. I don't believe in hell, cause man were living in it.
    funlovinlady

    Answer by funlovinlady at 1:25 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • let the world end tonight when we are all home with are babies... The way things are going its not worth living anymore...
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 1:31 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • what the hell is wrong with people!!
    luvmygrandbaby

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 1:35 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • i am reading and watching the news.. at the moment.. my heart is breakign the more i learn about this.. jesus!
    mampanda0422

    Answer by mampanda0422 at 1:40 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • BAN KNIVES

    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 1:42 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • ^ I feel badly for laughing in this thread, but it just happened.

    Evil people find ways to do evil things.
    DusterMommy

    Answer by DusterMommy at 2:03 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • Yes the world is going crazy.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:09 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • PEOPLE scare me. I think I'm going to be a recluse and keep my children inside away from PEOPLE as much as possible.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 2:16 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • Nothings new.... just the media.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 3:27 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

  • People are sick, plain and simple. The human race has changed very little over time, if you think about it. We're definitely not any better then we were long ago... if anything, we're worse.
    anime_mom619

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 4:07 PM on Dec. 14, 2012

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