China Stabbings Spur Public Call For School Security

One child and one adult are dead after a knife attack outside a primary school in Guangxi. From Reuters:

Two other adults and three pupils were injured in the attack outside the school in Hepu in the Guangxi region on Monday, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

The suspect, who was described by police as mentally ill and about 40 years old, was in police custody, the local propaganda department was cited as saying.

It was the second school stabbing case in a month and follows a series of stabbings at Chinese schools and universities in recent years, leading to public appeals on websites and in media for an examination of the root causes.

A commentary by the official China Youth Daily said that in addition to beefing up security at schools, the government should offer more psychological consultations across the country.

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