“Dear dad and mom, I am going to school. Hope it is not parting forever, I want to go home alive. Dear teacher and principal, I am coming to school. You cannot let bad people touch me, I want to go home alive. Dear uncle and auntie, I am at school. If you have grievances please go petition to higher authorities, I want to go home alive!” Blogger Zheng Yuanjie (郑渊洁) wrote in his blog after the April 30 Taixing, Jiangsu kindergarten killing incident. After this incident and the following public outrage, China actually took measures supposedly beefed up school security, but…
On May 12, another kindergarten killing incident happened in Nanzheng county, Shaanxi province. May 12, 8 am in the morning, 48-year-old man named Wu Huanming holding a kitchen knife burst into a private kindergarten killing 7 children and 2 adults. 11 students were injured and 2 of which are in critical condition. The 7 deceased children are 5 boys and 2 girls, and the 2 adults are kindergarten teacher Wu Hongying and her mother. After the attack, suspect returned home and committed suicide.
From March 23 to May 12, there are total 6 school / kindergarten children killing incidents in China. All suspects are middle-aged men with an unsuccessful career.
April 30, in Shandong province Weifang villager Wang Yong used a hammer wounded five preschool students, and then committed suicide by self-immolation with gasoline.
April 29, a man burst into a kindergarten in Taixing, Jiangsu province and stabbed 25 children and three adults.
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.
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.
March 23, in Nanping, Fujian Province a man Zheng 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. On April 28, 9 am, Zheng was executed.
I guess beefing up school security with steel forks, pepper sprays and batons are just not going to cut it. Changsha patrol police really upgraded, now with submachine guns escorting students to school and guarding 4 times a day. What’s next? SWAT teams with assault rifles?
Other source: iZaobao