China has witnessed a series of assaults by knife-wielding attackers on schools in recent years. Many have been blamed on personal grudges or people with psychiatric problems:
_ April 29, 2010: A 47-year-old unemployed man attacked a classroom of 4-year-olds at a kindergarten in Jiangsu province, wounding 28 of them. Two teachers and a security guard were also hurt.
_ April 28, 2010: A man wielding a knife broke into a primary school in Leizhou city in Guangdong province in southern China and stabbed 18 students and a teacher.
_ April 12, 2010: Yang Jiaqin, 40, hacked to death a second grader and an elderly woman near an elementary school in Xizhen village of the southern Guangxi region. The attack came one day before Yang's family was scheduled to send him to a hospital for psychological treatment. He had been diagnosed with a mood disorder.
_ March 23, 2010: Zheng Minsheng, 42, killed eight children in a knife attack at the Nanping Experimental Elementary School in south China's Fujian province. Zheng was executed April 28.
Okay, so 4 attacks in the last month. Maybe the pollution is finally getting to the minds of the people. How can someone go into a classroom of four year olds and attack them with a knife? FOUR YEARS OLD! I have met some really insane people in my adventures in nursing school, and no matter how out of it they wouldn't go try to kill a classroom of babies! How did he even get into the classroom? Do they not lock the doors once the kids are there? If not, maybe they should think about it.
Goes to show that if someone wants to kill, doesn't matter if they have access to a gun or not, they'll do it. More on this later, when I can actually think straight, I was just so appalled by this I had to make some sort of comment.