Elementary School Involved in Another of China’s Edged Weapon Attacks

Macheng City, China

First and second grade students at an elementary school were the targets of another one of the edged weapon attacks that happen from time to time in China.  Eight were injured, none were killed.

An arrest was made, but at this time there is no information on a motive for the attack. China has had a long string of edged weapon attacks on schools by people armed with knives, scissors and other objects. In the U.S. the focus is all too often on gun attacks, which while horrific, are less common than edged weapon attacks. Here is a video from the “Ask Safe Havens” series where we discussed this issue.