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School to tighten security following girl's death

School to tighten security following girl's death

Taipei, May 30 (CNA) In the wake of the death of a second-grader who was knifed in a random attack by an intruder at her school in the Beitou district of Taipei the previous day, Taipei's Department of Education said Saturday that it will take emergency measures to improve the school's security. Wenhua Elementary School has also published a letter on its website to help parents and students deal with the incident, the department said. The school will also provide counseling for the students, it added. The girl's teacher, meanwhile, said she was very sorry that she did not take good care of the girl. In the attack that sent shockwaves across society, the girl was slashed twice in the throat with a knife, severing or damaging her trachea and carotid artery, according to the police. Preliminary questioning by the police indicated that the suspect picked his victim simply because she was alone and out of her classroom. He allegedly followed her into the toilet, where he grabbed her from behind and cut her throat. The suspect, a 29-year-old man who was identified as Kung Chung-an (???), alerted the police shortly after the attack and was apprehended near the crime scene. (By Huang Li-yun and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-18 04:13 GMT+08:00