Monday, December 17, 2012

China/Connecticut Connection?

In case you hadn't heard, there was a violent attack on a number of children at a primary school last Friday morning. No, not the one in Connecticut. The one in China. The perpetrator attacked and seriously injured 22 children.  But nobody was killed.  He didn't have a gun. Only a knife. One might conclude that people don't kill people. People with guns kill people.

But this isn't a post about gun control.  When I first heard the story about the attack in China, I wondered if it was only coincidence or if there was some other connection.  Then it occurred to me that the story about the attack in China might have hit the internet in time for someone to read it in Connecticut and become inspired to try something similar.   Perhaps we'll find out soon enough if that's what happened.  If so, then it brings home in a very sad way how much smaller a world we live in.

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