Scariest-trend-ever alert: madmen going on knife and hammer rampages in Chinese schools. The Economist reports:
ALL month schools in China have been on what the state-controlled press calls a “red alert” for possible attacks on pupils by intruders. In one city police have orders to shoot perpetrators on sight.
In the latest reported incident, on May 12th, seven children were hacked to death at a rural kindergarten in the northern province of Shaanxi. Eleven other children were injured. It was one of half a dozen such cases at schools across China in less than two months.
Assailants were often said to be lone, deranged, men venting their frustrations on the weak.