Knife attack at Chinese school wounds 22 children

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  1. Ray

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    Knife attack at Chinese school wounds 22 children

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    Wei Jingru, a primary school student injured in a knife attack, receives medical treatment in a hospital

    Beijing (CNN) -- Twenty-two primary school children were wounded in a knife attack Friday in central China, authorities said.
    The attack took place at the entrance to the Chenpeng Village Primary School in Henan province, according to the public information department of Guangshan county, the area where the school is located. An adult was also wounded, it said.

    Several of the children are in critical condition, the state-run website Chinanews.com said, citing local authorities.

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    Police say they have detained a suspect, a 36-year-old man from the village, state media reported.

    Initial assessments suggest the man is mentally ill, Chinanews.com said, citing Guangshan authorities.

    China was hit by a spate of knife and cleaver attacks that targeted school children in 2010.

    A number of measures were introduced at the time, including increased security at schools across the country and a regulation requiring people to register with their national ID cards when buying large knives.

    Knife attack at Chinese school wounds 22 children - CNN.com

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    Inspite of all efforts by the Govt, none can guarantee that things will not happen.

    Appears to have become a world wide phenomenon to attack school children.
     
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  3. Phenom

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    Hope the wounded recover soon and could lead a normal life.

    There are psychos in every society,

    but the looking at the causality figures between this and the US incidents (22 wounded and 27 dead), shows how much difference can come from access to guns.
     
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    This is what is important.

    There are measures to ensure that one cannot just buy large knives over the counter.

    You can be more strict than that.

    But criminals find their way!

    That is what is so worrying!
     
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    It is very easy and mechanical to kill with guns...silly USA needs to learn lessons from all other civilized countries.

    Does India ban guns too?
     
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    Without a licence you cannot have a weapon.

    And getting a licence is very difficult.

    We do not have such stringent rules as in China regarding having knives. I wish we did.

    This incident shows that criminals, inspite of stringent laws, can circumvent them, no matter in which country they are!

    It is a sad thing to have happened in the USA and now in China.
     
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