Student Stabs, Kills Teacher For Confiscating Mobile Phone

The scene of the crime.

The scene of the crime.

From Phoenix Online:

12th Grade Student in Jiangxi Kills Head Teacher

Beijing News (Reported by Zhou Shuqing, with interns Fu Zongheng, Jia Shiyu) — On [September] 14, a murder happened in No.2 High School of Fuzhou Linchuan where 12th grade student Lei X killed his head teacher due to dissatisfaction with his administration. Reporters of this article have just learned from the school that the conflict between the two parties originated two days before the murder, when Lei X’s cell phone was confiscated while he was playing with it during recess, and head teacher Sun X want to inform his parents. According to Xiong Haishui, head of the School Affairs Office, the student involved in the murer of his head teacher is named Lei X, 12th grade, and not yet 18 years old. The murder took place at about 11:26am, while head teacher Sun X was preparing for class at the office. Lei X went into the office with a fruit knife in his hand, cut the unsuspecting Sun X’s carotid artery, and killed Sun X instantly at the scene. Picture [above] is of the scene of the crime.

Scene of the murder and Sun X's body in a coffin.

According to the school, Lei X likes surfing on the internet, and always sleeps in class, while his academic grades are average. According to the head of the School Affairs Office Xiong Haishui, the conflict originated on September 13, when Lei X’s cell phone was confiscated by his head teacher while he was playing it during recess and Sun X had required Lei X to have his parents come to the school in order to return the cell phone directly to the parents. The next day, Lei X went to a vice-principal’s office to complain but after mediation, the two left. About 3 hours later, the murder took place. During the murder, there was another teacher in the office at the scene, but because the desks were piled high with books, this teacher didn’t actually see the murder unfold and it was not until Sun X gave out a scream as he was stabbed did he immediately call the emergency number. When the paramedics arrived at the scene, Sun X was already dead.

Sun X's body.

According to Xiong Haishui, Sun X was born in 1981, and has worked at Linchuan No.2 High School as a chemistry teacher ever since he post-graduated. His daughter has not yet reached 1 year old. According to a 12th grade student of the school, Sun X was very friendly toward the students, devoted to his work, and was popular among the students. One of his students whom he coached participated in the National High School Olympics Chemistry Match and won first prize. According to Huang Mingqing, head of the Linchuan District Committee Office, after committing the murder, Lei X fled. Picture is of the murdered teacher.

Comments from Phoenix Online:

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凤凰网云南省网友 凤凰网友:

With students like this, who still dares to be a teacher/educator?!

凤凰网中国网友 手机用户:

What big shot is that sitting with his feet up on the side? The teacher next to you is dead now and you’re still able to take off your shoes and put your feet up?

凤凰网江苏省盐城市网友 手机用户:

This was caused by society.

凤凰网北京市网友 手机用户:

How can teachers supposed to manage/deal with students in the future?

凤凰网天津市网友 群众情绪非常稳定:

Why can’t people just admit there’s discrimination in education?

凤凰网北京市网友 手机用户: (responding to above)

You are just a smack-talker [complainer, whiner]! Stick to the topic, don’t TM always cynically conflate and broaden!

凤凰网天津市网友 普普通通人:

The general mood [atmosphere, environment] of society isn’t good, combined with the fact that most of the games teenagers play are full of violence, murdering everyday.

凤凰网北京市网友 手机用户: (responding to above)

And in games, the younger the kids, the more arrogant they are.

凤凰网福建省网友 looknd:

This teacher can be considered to have been diligent and responsible [a good teacher]. The murderer should be severely punished!

凤凰网上海市网友 吴阶平:

Such a tragedy for this teacher. First he’s killed by a student, and then immediately following in another picture, an asshole puts his feet up almost on the dead teacher’s face. Sigh! Speechless.

Comments from Sina:

用户3608761191 [山东青岛]:

Ever since the reform and opening up, our education [system] had already gradually found itself on the wrong path. Patriotic education and moral ideology education have been abandoned, while the minds of our countrymen and especially those of teenagers are filled with power, money, and pretty girls. If it goes on like this, our 5000-year-old Chinese civilization will inevitably be lost.

手机用户 [吉林长春]:

The tragedy of Chinese education! Teachers are merely the implementers of education! Think just what exactly is the root [of this]? If everyone holds the thought that teachers deserve to die, then why still go to school? Why still get an education?

手机用户 [陕西西安]:

Education is a product of society, and an unfair society will inevitably produce an unfair education [system]. Giving gifts to teachers is a result of parents being influenced by the common practice in society, simply wanting to spend a bit of money to get some privileges for their children. Nowadays, with the media filled everywhere with so-called news [designed] to attract eyeballs, everywhere reporting the various problems involving teachers, and not transmitting the positive energy of “respecting teachers and morality”, it just proves a truth even more, that among the people within the so-called system, those who have the least power, who are the easiest to bully, and who have the lowest social status are teachers! A society that doesn’t even respect teachers is a dirty society filled with the filth of money, power, and carnal desires. And to look at some people’s comments, just who’s tragedy is this?

手机用户 [江西景德镇]:

Scumbags like you people never know how to be grateful. Teachers who are strict simply deserve to die? When your parents are strict, why don’t you kill your parents?

手机用户 [安徽合肥]:

Today’s teachers are in the teeth of the storm, where isolated individual bad things are exaggerated without limit. The student killed the teacher because of being too strict, but do you people know why it is necessary to be so strict? It’s because society is pushing teachers for results! The biggest problem must be in the family education [upbringing] of the murdering student, otherwise that teacher would have died how many hundreds of times already. Don’t unfairly generalize the phenomena of some teachers accepting gifts [bribes for preferential treatment] and providing additional tutoring [for a cost] onto all teachers!

手机用户 [山西太原]:

Today’s students truly don’t know good from bad.

手机用户 [上海]:

Don’t know why [people] nowadays hold a grudge against everything.

手机用户 [北京]:

Some teachers are quite prejudiced/discriminator, so [some students] hold repress grievances. When I was in high school, my political education teacher skipped over me when handing out test papers. I was so angry at the time that I confronted him and he said there weren’t enough test papers. You tell me, was I not supposed to be angry!?

What do you think? Do news reports like this lead you to blame students, teachers, or society in general?

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Peter is a born and raised Chengdunese who enjoys drinking with all his friends.

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