Security guard attacks student with knife – 40 children injured

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Security guard attacks student with knife - 40 children injured


Beijing. Around 40 children were injured during a knife attack by a security guard in a primary school in southwest China. According to initial information, most of the victims are preschoolers around the age of six. Why such attacks on children happen again and again in China.



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Three people were seriously injured, according to Chinese state media, based on preliminary information. It was a student, the school principal and another security guard.

The attack occurred on Thursday morning in Wangfu Village near Wuzhou City in the Guangxi Region. The school’s 50-year-old security guard had been arrested. A video showed how he was led away by two police officers. A motive for the bloody deed was initially unknown.

According to this initial information, most of the victims are preschoolers around the age of six. Children brought more than ten ambulances to the hospital. Students were covered in blood on videos. Children were also carried to the hospital and cared for there.

Such knife attacks on schoolchildren or kindergarten children are not uncommon in China. Even in previous bloody acts, perpetrators somehow wanted to take revenge on society for perceived injustices and often chose the weakest members, who are also particularly close to the Chinese.

That is why strict security measures have long been in place in schools and kindergartens in China. There are also guards at the entrances. Neither parents nor anyone else is admitted to the school or kindergarten area. You can only drop your children off at the entrance and pick them up again.

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