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Do incidents such as the recent stabbings ever happen in Poland?

Peter59 4 | 35
11 Apr 2014 #1
Well once again a High School student went crazy and for no apparent reason attacked his fellow students. This time in Pennsylvania USA., fortunately he did not have a gun, but was carrying two knives and managed to stab or cut twenty-two people. So far no one has died but a few of them are still listed as being in critical condition. My question is, Do things like this ever happen in Poland?? Or have we managed to collect all of the psychotic teenagers over here?
DominicB - | 2,709
11 Apr 2014 #2
Yes, it happens in Poland, too, though thankfully without large numbers of victims because gun use is rare.

When I was living in Skierniewice, a student in the local vocational school across the street from my institute stabbed one of his teachers to death with kitchen knives before stabbing himself in from of the class. If I recall correctly, the teacher survived. The student didn't. The student involved was the son of another teacher at the school. He was mentally unstable, but still going to normal school probably because of his father's influence.

Around the same time, teachers were having a hard time with a belligerent elementary student somewhere in eastern Poland (Sejny, I think) who had seriously harmed several of his classmates, some with an ax. Unfortunately, it was just about impossible to remove the student from the school. I guess you have to wait until he actually kills someone.

In another school, the students set the priest that was teaching them catechism on fire. Although I find the thought of religious indoctrination in public schools repugnant to the extreme, I don't think this was an altogether constructive response on the part of the students.
legend 3 | 664
12 Apr 2014 #3
I lol when people call America "civilized".
enkidu 7 | 623
12 Apr 2014 #4
22 victims? Nay.
Something like that never happened in Poland.

I remember the story that somebody get his hand cut-off with machete. I believe it was in Krakow.
jon357 71 | 20,789
12 Apr 2014 #5
There was the teenager in Warsaw who was found with a collection of cat's heads in his bedroom. Doesn't bode well for his future.
OP Peter59 4 | 35
14 Apr 2014 #6
I lol when people call America "civilized".

That's a pretty broad paint brush if you want to paint all of us over here with the label of "uncivilized". In spite of this recent tragedy, I would like to believe that the vast majority of us function at reasonable level of civility. It is just to sad when this kind of ugliness raises it's head and innocent people are caught in the path and are hurt or killed
p3undone 8 | 1,135
14 Apr 2014 #7
I wonder if this kid was on psychotropic drugs as well.This seems to be a common thread with all these massacres.I'd bet that he was.Are all these psychotropic drugs pushed on Polish children,like they are on American children?I'd bet not.

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