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11-Year-Old Girl Charged in 'Swirly Gone Wrong'

Lanira Tackett's parents call it premeditated assault

(Newser) - A first-grader is recovering after an older schoolmate apparently smashed her head several times against a school toilet—in what police are calling a "swirly" gone wrong, KFVS-12 reports. Authorities tell Fox 5 Atlanta that 6-year-old Lanira Tackett was dragged into a bathroom stall Thursday at Oakland Elementary School... More »

Teacher, Boy Killed in Sword Attack on School

Attacker is in hospital after he was shot by police

(Newser) - A teacher and a student were killed and another student and teacher were seriously injured in a sword attack at a school in the Swedish town of Trollhattan on Thursday, before the assailant was shot by police and taken to a hospital. Police say a masked man in his 20s... More »

Stabbing Suspect: 'I Have More People to Kill'

Alex Hribal faces new charges in criminal complaint

(Newser) - "My work is not done, I have more people to kill." That's what Alex Hribal, 16, said after allegedly stabbing 21 at his Pittsburgh-area high school and being tackled by a vice principal, according to a new criminal complaint. The complaint details new charges against Hribal, who... More »

Cops: Texas Suspect Fantasized About Stabbing Spree

Students describe how they stopped rampage

(Newser) - The Texas student accused of stabbing 14 classmates had planned the rampage for a long time and fantasized about stabbing people for years, police say. The suspect— identified as 20-year-old Dylan Quick —has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and more charges may... More »

Stabbing Spree Suspect Is 20-Year-Old Student

Fellow student says Dylan Quick's spree foiled by broken blade

(Newser) - The man who slashed at least 14 classmates at a community college in suburban Houston today has been identified by local media—including the Houston Chronicle and ABC 13 —as 20-year-old Dylan Quick. Police haven't offered any clues about a motive. Quick is a student at the Cy-Fair... More »

China Arrests 500 Over Mayan Apocalypse Rumors

Doomsday scenario cited as motive for school stabbing suspect

(Newser) - In the US, we mostly laugh off the Mayan-predicted apocalypse that will probably eradicate us all in a few days. But in China, it's serious business. Authorities there have now arrested more than 500 members of the banned Christian "Almighty God" cult for allegedly spreading doomsday prophesies, the... More »

China Quashes News of School Cleaver Attack

Beijing fears copycat attacks, public anger

(Newser) - Chinese authorities, apparently fearing yet more copycat rampages and hoping to dodge public fury, moved quickly to hush up news of yesterday's gruesome kindergarten attack . News of the attack, in which a man hacked to death 7 students, a teacher, and the teacher's mother with a cleaver before killing himself,... More »

Chinese Farmer Attacks 5 Kids With Hammer

China stunned by 3rd school attack in 3 days

(Newser) - Schools across China are scrambling to beef up security after 5 children were injured in the third school attack in as many days. In the latest tragedy, a farmer used a motorcycle to smash through a gate of a school in Shandong province and then attacked kindergarten students with a... More »

28 Children Stabbed in China Attack

Knifeman goes berserk in kindergarten

(Newser) - A knife-wielding man went berserk in a kindergarten in eastern China today, stabbing 28 children and 3 adults. The suspected attacker, 47, was arrested after the multiple assaults in Jiangsu province, the BBC reports. Most of those injured were 4-year-old children from the same class. Five victims are in critical... More »

Ex-Doc Hacks 8 Children to Death in Eastern China

Knife-wielding attacker targets grammar school

(Newser) - A former doctor armed with a large knife hacked 8 children to death and injured 5 at an elementary school in eastern China today. The attacker, who has a history of mental health problems, was nabbed by police after the bloodbath at Nanping City Experimental Elementary School in Fujian province.... More »

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