B.b.b.but guns…or something. Seems like draconian restrictions on firearms do not prevent mass killing. Again. Still. This time in China (Again. Still), a 28 year old former student returned to the school in Shaanxi Province and began stabbing students as they departed for home.
Their preliminary assessment is that he was motivated to take revenge because he was bullied in his third year (where students are typically aged 13-14), the BBC’s Stephen McDonell reports.
Police say the dead are five girls and two boys.
Photos on social media show several young students lying on the ground, surrounded by shocked onlookers.
The attack happened at the school at around 18:10 local time (10:10 GMT), a local government statement says.
Islamist (Uigher) terrorism (often) or mental illness (often) as the root of spree killings. It is almost like the tool used matters not at all.
7 children died, another 12 injured after being attacked after school in Mizhi, NW China's #Shaanxi province on Friday; The suspect has been detained and the injured are receiving treatment at hospital, the local government said pic.twitter.com/ap3VYiDMBL
— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) April 27, 2018