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Pestilence 12-14-2012 12:14 PM

China: Man stabs/wounds 22 children and one adult outside of a school
 
http://news.ca.msn.com/world/china-s...schoolchildren

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.

something cooler 12-14-2012 12:18 PM

Knife control

SNR 12-14-2012 12:30 PM

The knife culture in China is uncontrollable

Saul Good 12-14-2012 12:32 PM

Typical. The US does something, and China immediately produces a low quality imitation.

jAZ 12-14-2012 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pestilence (Post 9207878)
there were no deaths ... none were seriously injured.

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Ultra Peanut 12-14-2012 12:34 PM

So you're saying a spree attack of a similar nature, sans a gun, resulted in significantly less loss of life?

Those two dozen kids who will have more birthdays and grow up and have their own families sure did prove your point.

SNR 12-14-2012 12:36 PM

On a more serious note, what the **** is wrong with this planet today?

I wish the Vulcans would make first contact already.

wazu 12-14-2012 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ultra Peanut (Post 9207999)
So you're saying a spree attack of a similar nature, sans a gun, resulted in significantly less loss of life?

Those two dozen kids who will have more birthdays and grow up and have their own families sure did prove your point.

China sounds like an awesome place to live.

Crush 12-14-2012 12:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ultra Peanut (Post 9207999)
So you're saying a spree attack of a similar nature, sans a gun, resulted in significantly less loss of life?

Those two dozen kids who will have more birthdays and grow up and have their own families sure did prove your point.

Then go live in the luxurious non-violent paradise that is the People's Republic of China.

Crush 12-14-2012 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SNR (Post 9208013)
On a more serious note, what the **** is wrong with this planet today?

I wish the Vulcans would make first contact already.

We still have to conduct World War III and kill each other first.

"Every major city destroyed, very few governments left, 600 million dead." - Captain Riker.

MahiMike 12-14-2012 12:56 PM

I hate these threads. I come to Chiefs Planet to avoid news.

Ultra Peanut 12-14-2012 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crush (Post 9208102)
Then go live in the luxurious non-violent paradise that is the People's Republic of China.

If you think I don't desperately want out of this completely broken country and even more toxic society for the relative sanity of a long list of countries, you're just precious. China's not really on that list, but the GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WOOOOOOOOOORLD USA #1 FOREVER doesn't blow it out of the water or anything.

memyselfI 12-14-2012 01:09 PM

Well this is an unusual story. Hardly ever hear of a mass killing via knife. The uniqueness of it should not be lost.

Radar Chief 12-14-2012 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ultra Peanut (Post 9208144)
If you think I don't desperately want out of this completely broken country and even more toxic society for the relative sanity of a long list of countries, you're just precious. China's not really on that list, but the GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WOOOOOOOOOORLD USA #1 FOREVER doesn't blow it out of the water or anything.

You could leave today. Put on your hiking boots and get motivated.

Crush 12-14-2012 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ultra Peanut (Post 9208144)
If you think I don't desperately want out of this completely broken country and even more toxic society for the relative sanity of a long list of countries, you're just precious. China's not really on that list, but the GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WOOOOOOOOOORLD USA #1 FOREVER doesn't blow it out of the water or anything.

Last time I checked no one was keeping you here at gun point.


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