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Recent Attacks Against Schoolchildren, Netizen Reactions

被封锁的幼儿园门外聚集了大量的群众。
A large crowd gathered outside a sealed kindergarten.
被封锁的幼儿园门外聚集了大量的群众。
A large crowd gathered outside a sealed kindergarten.

From Mop:

Crazy society! Yet another kindergarten meets tragedy in Jiangsu Taixing! 3 children murdered

See title…Today, yet another kindergarten in Jiangsu Taizhou city Taixing country has met an attack by frenzied gangsters…at present, it is known that three innocent children have been attacked…casualties are unknown, police have already taken control of the scene…I won’t say more because I am using a mobile phone…I will continue to report.

From Xinhua, NetEase, and Tiexue:

Hacking incident at Jiangsu Taixing kindergarten

At 9:40 on the morning of the 29th, an violent incident happened at the Taixing town center kindergarten in Taizhou City of Jiangsu province. A man carrying a knife rushed into the campus and injured 31 people, including 28 children, 2 teachers, and 1 security guard, with 5 amongst them having serious injuries that are life threatening. At present, the injured have been sent to the hospital to be saved. The attacker was subdued at the scene.

案发现场留下的血迹
Bloodstains left at the scene of the crime.
家长爬上了围栏,焦急等待最新消息
Parents climbed onto the gates, anxiously waiting for the newest updates.
幼儿园砍杀案现场遗留的血迹。
Bloodstains left at the scene of the kindergarten hacking crime.
群众在等待事件最新消息
Crowds waiting for the incidents' latest developments.
大量群众聚集围观
A large crowd of onlookers.
警方封锁了现场。
The police sealed off the scene.
由于现场被封锁,家长无法入园。
As a result of the scene being sealed off, parents were unable to enter the school.
现场聚集了大量群众。
The scene gathered a large crowd.

Comments from Tiexue:

陆仁甲:

It looks like children have become the best casualties when it comes to getting revenge against society…

鳳鶴:

This kind of thing, happening once, can be said to be a random incident.

When it happens two and then three times in a row, it is time to find a deeper cause. They can’t be all crazy, can they?

China’s international image is getting worse by the day!

The Olympics, the World Expo, indeed they allow the world to know China better. Their good impressions of China are all gone.

All that is left is, trash covering the entire ground, noisy crowds, a disorderly public.

tangcan008:

If you’re going to kill, kill the corrupt officials, why attack children? [He deserves to be] immediately executed!

华刀:

What’s going on these days? Why all the anger against children? Did the children bother you somehow?! If you have the balls, go inside the anti-corruption bureau and government buildings and kill all of those corrupt officials who take up space and do nothing and the ordinary common people will defend you/seek leniency for you. After all, you don’t want to live any more, so what kind of act is this?

meizhou:

Yesterday I saw news of someone entering a classroom to hack people in Zhanjiang [Guangdong], and just after turning on my computer today there is yet another similar tragedy.

Just what’s going on with China?

营口大哥:

Children are innocent so why attack children? I’m reminded of that brother who killed six police officers in a row, now that’s a true man.

深山十三狼:

When attending kindergarten, one must be careful of being hacked by a 50-year-old old man; When attending elementary/primary school, one must be careful of being hacked by a 40-year-old in the prime of his life; When attending middle school, one must be careful of being hacked by a vengeful teacher; When attending university, one must be careful of being thrown off a building by a stranger…raising a child until they graduate from university, is seriously too difficult.

飘啊漂:

Sigh, this is going to do it.
In the future, everyone can TMD no longer bother appealing to higher authorities [petitioning, etc.]…
[and instead] just directly go to schools…

On scene at the central Taixing kindergarten hacking incident.

Comments from KDS:

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吹牛老爹:

Can’t kill adults so can only kill a few children to vent anger.
If our lives are difficult, then don’t expect your lives to be easy either.

轧色特弄:

emoticon No matter what, children are still innocent~

生有何欢:

Since it was three people fighting one class, then it shouldn’t have been a random indiscriminate slaughter [and was premeditated/planned]. If it was a vengeance killing and three people unable to kill adults coming to kill children, then it appears that the adults [parents of the children] must not be ordinary people [and must be powerful people, like government officials]. However, why they wanted to kill this many people is a little incomprehensible, unless this entire class of children are all children of some [government] system. Still, children are always innocent, and I hope they will rest in peace, and that if they reincarnate they will not come to this mysterious country again.  emoticon

可可庄主:

All of it started when those people in Beijing hailed Yang as a hero/knight.

南梦宫主人:

In the past, those who were disadvantaged because society was unfair would all commit suicide. Nowadays, it is felt that suicide doesn’t attract enough attention, so it has changed to murdering others. It is actually very easy to protect oneself from these kind of people. As long as they have a tendency towards insanity, those who have recently met unfairness such as forced demolitions should have their freedom restricted.
According to China’s present law, only if they have murdered someone can you arrest them, and this is not right. This kind of person is just like a tiger, sooner or later it will eat a person, so they should be domesticated earlier.

DEXTER:

Having a child in today’s China is extremely irresponsible, I regret it very much…

蛋云:

I don’t know the details [but]
it is almost the World Expo, everyone should stop paying too much attention to current affairs, protecting yourself is more important.

mycat486:

We are all responsible, we are all murderers, it is our cowardice, giving into, tolerating, and conniving with this society.

chen100:

The most annoying is precisely this kind of person, where any dog fart thing can be connected to freedom and equality.

America is free enough, equal enough, right?

So why are there often people taking guns to school and opening fire?

When that happens, how come you don’t jump out and say Americans need to deeply reflect?

飞天色猪:

This is the price Americans must pay for freedom.
For why America’s ordinary common people can carry guns/own guns while those in China cannot, I recommend a book:
《近距离看美国》[“Looking at America Closely”?], written by Lin Da, there are a total of four parts, but as for where it can be found I forgot.

Every time a bloody incident happens, Americans will deeply reflect, but why haven’t they forbidden owning/carrying guns?
And what is the purpose of legal gun ownership? With the internet so developed, we know that the common people can own guns, and yet in America this kind of case doesn’t happen all day.

If gun ownership were allowed in today’s Heavenly Kingdom [China], anyone can imagine what would happen. Government agencies would probably become a daily scene of slaughter.

据报道,犯罪嫌疑人已被逮捕,疑凶约50岁左右。
According to reports, the suspect has already been arrested, and is about 50-years-old.

As you can see, there are some differing reports online.

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