China beefing up school security with police steel forks following recent attacks on schoolchildren
China’s recent series of attacks on schoolchildren and even children in kindergarten stirred up public outrage. In response, schools all over the country took actions to improve security on campus.
Yesterday, April 29, a man burst into a kindergarten in Taixing, Jiangsu province and stabbed 25 children and three adults.
And it was just one day ago, on April 28, a teacher carrying a knife broke into a primary school in Guangdong province in southern China and stabbed 15 students and a teacher.
17 days ago, on April 12, A mental patient stabbed many primary school children outside (400 meters out) of a primary school in Guangxi province. 2 children were killed and 5 injured.
One month ago, on March 23, in Nanping, Fujian Province a man appeared to be mentally ill brandished a knife at the entrance of Luantong Nanping experimental elementary and continuously stabled and cut 13 elementary students. 9 children were killed.
After hearing all of these one can’t help but the wonder, what’s happening to Chinese society? Ryan McLaughlin wrote on Lost Lao Wai:
What the hell is going on? I know times are tough, I know there is huge economic disparity between the rich and the poor, I know nobody likes you, I know your boss made you lose face, I know society looks down on you, I know your parents beat you. But why the fuck do you feel your only out is to go to a primary school with a knife and start stabbing kids?
In response to the recent frequent campus murders, many schools have began the work of strengthening school security. On April 29, many middle school, primary school and kindergartens in Beijing are to equip with nearly 200 police steel forks, to be used against the attackers.
In the classroom of Beijing 3rd middle school policeman and the teacher are practicing on how to use the steel fork against the attacker.
April 29, the police is guarding the entrance of the kindergarten in Taixing, Jiangsu province.
70 security guards equipped with batons and pepper sprays are sent to schools campus and kindergartens in Gulou District, Nanjing.