China Orders Campus Safety Review – Xinhua

From Xinhua, via China Daily:

China’s education authority has instructed schools across the country to tighten security, barring entry to school grounds during the upcoming holiday to anyone carrying a gun or a knife at a time when the horror of the Virginia Tech slaughter is fresh in people’s minds.

Security guards should step up patrols on campus and around student dormitories and enforce strict entrance checks during the week-long May Day holiday that begins May 1, said a circular released by the Ministry of Education on Saturday…

According to official figures, the number of crimes in China’s primary and middle schools decreased 19.7 percent in 2006 compared with the previous year, as security departments bolstered the police presence around schools.
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Related China Daily report of a Chinese college student, Ma Jiajue ruthlessly killed his four roommates in 2005

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