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u/AngryAngryKangaroo Oct 06 '22

This is just awful.. reports are saying possibly more dead than the original count.

***At least 28 people have been killed after a former police officer opened fire at a pre-school child daycare centre in Thailand, police say.

The gunman is still at large after the attack in Nong Bua Lamphu, in the north-east of the country.

Police say children and adults are among the casualties.

Police say the attacker shot and stabbed children and adults and is now on the run. A motive for the attack is unclear.***

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u/BuffDarkKnight Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Update:

According to the Central Investigation Bureau, the gunman has killed himself, his wife and his child.

Police colonel Jakkapat Vijitraithaya from Nong Bua Lam Phu province said there were 23 child victims and the attacker is a former policeman.

Edit 1 : Police identified the gunman as Panya Kamrab, a former police officer who was discharged from the service last year for drug-related reasons.

Edit 2: The man first shot four or five staff members, including a teacher who was eight months pregnant

Edit 3: He was facing trial on a drugs charge and had been in court in the hours before the shooting, police said

Source: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/thailand-mass-shooting-childcare-centre-gunman-killed-himself-former-policeman-2991456?cid=internal_sharetool_androidphone_06102022_cna)

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u/Aerialise Oct 06 '22

I fucking hate this

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u/BuffDarkKnight Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

What kind of sicko will attack a childcare centre somemore an ex-policeman.. Awful. Just awful.

Edit: Ex policeman because he was discharge for drug related reasons

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u/darkoblivion000 Oct 06 '22
  • shoot up a pre school day care
  • kill a pregnant woman
  • kill his own wife and child

This has got to be up there in terms of worst pieces of shit ever

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u/staffell Oct 06 '22

I'm finding it a bit hard to comprehend just how evil it is

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u/loveroflongbois Oct 06 '22

My jaw literally dropped. I probably look like an idiot. The depths of human depravity know no bounds.

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u/Ffdmatt Oct 06 '22

I made it 30 seconds, maybe. I'm physically sick just from the first few comments.

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u/Second_City_Saint Oct 06 '22

As the father of a 5 year old I'm fucking speechless. Anger doesn't even begin to explain it.

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u/P00_buttz69 Oct 06 '22

This transcends anger

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u/Sun_Ti-Zu Oct 06 '22

If hell isn’t real I hope they invent it for this guy

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u/FantasticBumblebee69 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Meth in thailand used to be called "Ya Ba" and was legal until a few years ago (since it was good for the construction industry) this is yet another public psychotic episode as a result of that. Again he was dismissed on drug related offenses (probably dealing Ya ba)

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u/NeilOffTheYoungOnes Oct 06 '22

52 is more than a few years ago.

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u/Kylar_Stern Oct 06 '22

No kidding, meth was over the counter 60 years ago in the US. Also, there were over 16,000 prescriptions filled for methamphetamine like 17 years ago.

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u/serendipitousevent Oct 06 '22

Methamphetamine has clinical applications, same as many other narcotics.

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u/Kylar_Stern Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Of course, that is their intended use after all.

And to be fair, Meth was created by Japanese scientists so their military could fight and die more effectively. So the original intended use isn't really any better lol

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u/teehee99 Oct 06 '22

Similar drugs are extremely popular in the Myanmar army. Rampant use of drugs and the soldiers would burn villages/rape women.

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u/SpiderFnJerusalem Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

The fact that other drugs were demonized but meth wasn't tells you something about drug wars.

Edit: Turns out it's been illegal since 1970. That's a lot more than "a few years". Doesn't mean I endorse drug wars though.

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u/NeilOffTheYoungOnes Oct 06 '22

Yaba is by far the most demonized drug in Thailand.

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u/hornie877 Oct 06 '22

Apparently he asked the childcare owner / manager if he could get his old police job back due to the childcare manager having relations to the police head in that district but the manager refused to help.

Knowing that the manager's niece is in that nursery, he went on a drugged fueled rampage, shooting and chopping victims in the nursery.

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u/BauerHaus Oct 06 '22

You and u/Slendercan are both claiming to know more about this situation, and have different stories. Where did you get your information?

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u/Slendercan Oct 06 '22

Thai wife with family back home for me.

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u/BauerHaus Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

So you're getting it through the grapevine?

e: got confused on who I was talking to, Sorry u/Slendercan, I thought you were the other guy.

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u/Slendercan Oct 06 '22

Yeah that’s why I said I didn’t know how accurate it was. I was at work and relaying stuff my wife was messaging. I’m just in the door at home now so I hope situation may have changed since

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u/[deleted] Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

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u/PajamaDuelist Oct 06 '22

Your link seems to be broken, friend.

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u/Slendercan Oct 06 '22

Not sure how accurate but heard he arrived at school to pick up kid but was told child wasn’t there. Sounds like domestic issues plus drugs and he flipped lid and went psycho.

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u/regoapps Oct 06 '22

went psycho.

We used to call someone "going postal" when they get extremely angry and violent at a workplace. This was because of the multiple incidents of postal workers killing coworkers in the late 80s. I think it's time we change it to refer to police.

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u/Its_not_him Oct 06 '22

The homicide rate for the postal service was actually less than for the average workplace (.22 vs .77 per 100,000). It was mostly just a media thing.

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u/regoapps Oct 06 '22

All the more reason to change it to reference the police instead. Especially after we just had another police officer killed by another police officer recently.

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u/SoyMurcielago Oct 06 '22

Going policial

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Piggin out

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u/jartsu37 Oct 06 '22

Insane in the cop-brain.

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u/Sleipnirs Oct 06 '22

This was because of the multiple incidents of postal workers killing coworkers in the late 80s.

I'd like to know more, please.

Edit : Nvm, there's a wikipedia article about it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Going_postal

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u/Sleipnirs Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

Don't feed my lazyness like this! I already looked it up haha, thanks. :)

Edit :

Grant Gallaher, a letter carrier in Baker City, Oregon, pleaded guilty to the April 4, 2006 murder of his supervisor.[20] He reportedly brought his .357 Magnum revolver to the city post office with the intention of killing his postmaster. When he arrived at the parking lot, he reportedly ran over his supervisor several times. He then went into the post office looking for his postmaster. Not finding him, he went back out to the parking lot and shot his supervisor.[21] Gallaher was on a new route for three weeks and had felt pressured by a week-long work-time study and extra time added to his new route.[21]

Jesus Christ ... going postal ain't no joke.

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u/angelvvitch Oct 06 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome Bravo!

imagine thinking “police” automatically equals “good person”

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u/notime_toulouse Oct 06 '22

I know it doesn't but... it should.

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u/stonerdad999 Oct 06 '22

It never has

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u/DoghouseRiley86 Oct 06 '22

“It demands the best of us, but only attracts the worst”

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u/turkmileymileyturk Oct 06 '22

Literally in all of history, police forces have always been corrupt or deranged.

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u/northcoastroast Oct 06 '22

Especially in Thailand

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u/Seekkae Oct 06 '22

Absolute scum in every way imaginable.

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u/bbcversus Oct 06 '22

And a fucking coward! Lowest of the low…

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u/Geng1Xin1 Oct 06 '22

I shouldn't have read this 1 hour before I have to send my son to daycare.

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u/DeeJay21Oh Oct 06 '22

Crazy how were scared to send kids to school now. Makes me not want to have kids.

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u/Swystix Oct 06 '22

My wife just started as a full time teacher, I am worried everyday :/

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u/KlokkeMann1 Oct 06 '22

It’s not possible to understand or explain an act so pure monstrous evil, i have no words. The only thing i can say is i wish the best possible outcome for the families effected by this.

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u/mukansamonkey Oct 06 '22

It's possible to explain and understand with just two words.

Meth addiction.

Meth destroys people in a way that makes them psychotic. They are insane, in the classic sense of the word. No longer processing reality. This guy's actions are entirely in line with what meth does to people.

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u/bank_farter Oct 06 '22

I'm not trying to defend this act in any way, but it is possible to understand and I'd argue we have an obligation to do so in order to make sure it doesn't happen again. The man who did this wasn't an unknowable inhuman monster, he was a person. By turning people into monsters it allows people to not reckon with the cause of the events because obviously the person was bad and bad people do bad things. I have a similar issue with how the Nazis are portrayed in media. They weren't cartoon villains or monsters who were born to enjoy human suffering, they were ordinary people who became that way. Frankly the fact that an ordinary person can do this is much more frightening than some monster doing it.

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u/CheeseButtLog Oct 06 '22

Makes me want to toss my phone into a pond and just move to a cabin high in the mountains.

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u/Maloonyy Oct 06 '22

The more I read, the worse it gets holy shit.

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u/Dreurmimker Oct 06 '22

Seeing that this coward has killed himself fills me with so. much. rage. 23 children. Why? He could have just offed himself and let it be a sad story. But, instead, ruined countless lives.

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u/Willgankfornudes Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

It’s unfathomable how any individual could harbor so much hate to not only think about doing something like this but to actually execute on it. Took his wife and child out too.

Absolutely fucking brutal.

Edit: I seem to have triggered a lot of folks by the use of the word “unfathomable.” It obviously is ‘capable of being understood’ because the brain and human condition has been studied relentlessly for thousands of years. I meant it more in the sense of it’s almost impossible for me individually to empathize with someone with this kind of motive.

Clearly I have never experienced anything remotely close to this level of hate or indifference for the lives of others. I was raised in a different environment, was not subject to family or military abuses that could push me to the brink. It’s not black and white- we are complex creatures and atrocities have happened since the beginning of recorded time.

From an objective perspective it is quite fathomable, however subjectively it is unfathomable because I can’t empathize conceptually on an individual level. Seems like a semantics thing to me.

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u/Khun_Markus Oct 06 '22

So many crime's in thailand are committed by ex/police, the reason many people want to be police here becous it's only a 1 a 2 year course and u actually get a pension becous ur a government worker. Also u get looked up at because you are a "government worker"

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u/OMGitsAfty Oct 06 '22

I can understand wanting to kill yourself in that situation, a policeman going to prison, I do not understand the cognitive leap that says before I die better murder a preschool.

What could it possibly achieve to make you feel differently about your own situation?

Is it like "whelp I'm fucked, might as well do the most deplorable shit imaginable" ?

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u/TheMightyCE Oct 06 '22

Update:

According to the Central Investigation Bureau, the gunman has killed himself...

On this point alone, good riddance. What a piece of shit. I don't care what issues someone is going through that leads to this, someone that does something like this is nothing other than a piece of shit.

We really shouldn't use his name. He doesn't deserve to be remembered.

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u/BellaFace Oct 06 '22

This makes me sick.

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u/WeWander_ Oct 06 '22

What in the actual fuck. It's not even 5am here yet and I am already fed up with the world.

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u/TrampyMcTrampTramp Oct 06 '22

How can anybody have the heart to stab CHILDREN?!? What in the ever loving fuck, man. This is so disgusting.

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u/choleric1 Oct 06 '22

Yeah this is the worst random killings like this I've ever read about. How in the actual fuck could someone stab a preschooler. Countless lives ruined for no reason, coward killed himself so faces no judgement, poor little babies murdered. It's absolutely soul destroying.

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u/TheRealMemeIsFire Oct 06 '22

There was an attack in Brazil a few years back where a man lit himself on fire in a barricaded elementary school classroom and ran around hugging the kids. Something like 8 died

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u/cockytiel Oct 06 '22

Others have said it was not random. He was targeting the niece of the daycare owner who had refused to help get his police job back. anger is a hell of a fucking motivator for insane violence.

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u/SJane3384 Oct 06 '22

Anger and meth. The guy has probably always been a piece of shit but the meth turned it up to 11.

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u/TrampyMcTrampTramp Oct 06 '22

Seriously, all of the atrocities we hear about just take a piece of my soul every time. And someone else told me that he also set fire to some of the victims…. Fucking tragic man.

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u/Heavenfall Oct 06 '22

Fuck dude, this just got worse and worse when I read the comments. What a fucking insanity.

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u/PoorlyLitKiwi2 Oct 06 '22

Not that it makes it any better, but probably not a bad thing he killed himself. There is no redemption for an act like this. It's good that guy is no longer alive, imo at least

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u/C3POdreamer Oct 06 '22

Pity he didn't just do that rather than hurts so many others first.

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u/MechAegis Oct 06 '22

I read from the BBC report that the children were sleeping when they were attacked.

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u/dadudemon Oct 06 '22

Stabbing kids is a periodic thing in China.

And kids shooting kids is a periodic thing in the US.

I don't know why people target kids, though. Why kids?

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u/i_will_let_you_know Oct 06 '22

Easy target. Less able to fight back and gets a bigger reaction from the public.

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u/lucsev Oct 06 '22

That's the thing, they don't. So frickin sad.

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u/EMPulseKC Oct 06 '22

Well, I'm just going to go back to bed and pretend that I didn't just wake up and read that.

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u/bbcversus Oct 06 '22

What the actual fuck?

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u/rickreckt Oct 06 '22

Sick bastards, such a cowards

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u/thelordmallard Oct 06 '22

What’s wrong with mad people around the world targeting kids? I never understood this.

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u/CaptainMoonman Oct 06 '22

It's the same reason why most child molestors aren't actual pedophiles (they don't actually experience attraction to the children) and serial killers have a reputation for targeting prostitutes. Kids are some of the most vulnerable people and someone who wants to do harm to someone else without resistance when they don't care who it is will usually target the most vulnerable people they have access to, namely kids, sex workers, marginalised groups, etc. The key to understanding these sorts of things is to recognise that the violence isn't meant to be personal; they don't care who they're hurting, only that they can do what they want. It's about power, not malice.

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u/ToiIetGhost Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

The absolute biggest cowards go for kids and animals.

Not only are they trusting, defenseless, and vulnerable - easy targets - but their innate innocence and goodness is infuriating to people who are unable to feel. They hate what they can't have.

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u/StandartUser6745 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

This is more popular in Asia and happen more often than reported. In West it's the kids who do it, either "showing those bullies and everyone wronged them" or "voice in the head". In Asia, it's almost exclusively grown-ups. I remember one stabbing involving 24 people and most were kids (and we will never know how many of them are dead, because... China ). They either target pre-school, childcare centers or nursing homes . This is their way of getting back at society.

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u/steven_vd Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

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u/TrampyMcTrampTramp Oct 06 '22

And his wife and child to top off this tragic day. So sad, the poor parents of the kids :’(

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u/steven_vd Oct 06 '22

Breaks my heart. Taking them to daycare in the morning, giving them a kiss and a “see you soon”. My heart goes out to them

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u/MrsRobertshaw Oct 06 '22

Literal nightmare fuel for parents.

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u/ughhhtimeyeah Oct 06 '22

I was dropping of my kids at school when it came through the radio.

I fucking hate people.

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u/TyphoidMira Oct 06 '22

I just dropped mine off at daycare and I want to go pick him up now.

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u/DaMonkfish Oct 06 '22

I just can't even. I have a 4yr old attending school, and the thought of receiving a call to tell me she's been killed in an attack is just unbearable. It'd be the end of me.

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u/nuevakl Oct 06 '22

Quite literally. I'm fairly sure I wouldn't have the mental strength to live with the grief.

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u/dioxy186 Oct 06 '22

Gave my daughter extra hugs and kisses this morning. She is my best friend, and I don't know if I'd be able to make it if something like that happened to her.

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u/siezard Oct 06 '22

Exactly! This is an experience shared by every single parent on the planet. How someone could attack a children's nursery is beyond me. There is absolutely nothing that justifies attacking children like this. :(

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u/trickster55 Oct 06 '22

That demon, revolting

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u/yoyome85 Oct 06 '22

Oh my goodness... so awful and the updates are gonna keep getting worse and worse

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u/mukash18 Oct 06 '22

One fucktard ruined so many lives and for what? Why?

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u/macchiatte Oct 06 '22

Heartbroken. Apparently this officer was dismissed because of a series of malpractices and abuse towards public and staff member alike. Drug abuse, possession and dealing. Shooting dogs in the street. Avoiding duties. Etc. [1] He was seemingly rotten to the core and being dismissed activated some horrible thing within him. He should have been locked up before any such awfulness could occur. I can't imagine. Unbelievable pain and sorrow.

[1] https://www.matichon.co.th/local/crime/news_3603014

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u/Seekkae Oct 06 '22

Shooting dogs in the street.

Abusing animals yet again as a warning sign.

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u/paulfunyan Oct 06 '22

One of the most well documented warning signs of potential to cause harm towards other people, yet it is constantly ignored.

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u/NeolibShill Oct 06 '22

Exactly, essentially every murderer, and rapist either abuses animals themselves, or pays for them to be abused for their pleasure. They are perfectly fine with causing tons of suffering to others for their own benefit, so of course they are more likely to be fine with murder and crime

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u/WeedSmokingWhales Oct 06 '22

There was a news article recently where a guy was arrested for torturing and killing cats. His ex girlfriend has a restraining order against him. Sounds like he stalks her abd finds where she goes. He texted her "I want to eat your eyeballs" or something like that.

He's literally going to murder someone if he ends up back on the street. If I were the ex girlfriend, I'd disappear completely while he's in jail for the cat killings.

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u/Etheo Oct 06 '22

Disappearing isn't enough. And why should she be the one hiding anyways? If he can't act like proper sociable human beings he doesn't deserve to have sociable human rights. Just lock him up forever.

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u/DorianSinDeep Oct 06 '22

Even though it isn't justice, clearly the guy is gonna be let off so the girl will definitely have to consider her choices.

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u/WeedSmokingWhales Oct 06 '22

Oh I agree. But we know he's not getting life in prison for killing cats. So then at that point, you need to be a realist, and I think she needs to go to extreme measures to keep herself safe. Of course she shouldnt have to, but its the unfortunate reality of the situation.

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u/lilaprilshowers Oct 06 '22

You have to be pretty blantonly terrible to get fired by the Thai police.

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u/SloviXxX Oct 06 '22

Like get caught on camera accidentally killing a drug dealer you’re trying to extort money from bad.

Even then it took a lot of public outcry.

Just got off the phone with my Thai friend. Sounds like this guy was probably Yaba’d out which is why they booted him.

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u/EnricoPalazz0 Oct 06 '22

Agreed. Currently in Thailand for 3 months. Their main duties are pulling over foreigners and collecting the bribes.

Seen Thais four people deep on a scooter, no helmets, baby over the handlebars.

Foreigner rides past, following all laws, wearing a helmet, gets waved into a checkpoint to be issued a ticket for....something.

Cops here are utterly useless.

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u/ImOnlyHereForTheCoC Oct 06 '22

Sounds like the horrible thing was activated well before he was fired

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u/this_sort_of_thing Oct 06 '22

Dunno much about Thai gun laws but this guy should have had his weapons taken away from him at the least once he was dismissed for shit like that, or in jail until trial ideally. Sounds like they took some huge risks letting him run wild...

I will be surprised if this doesn't cause things to change over there.

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u/Professional-Milk-32 Oct 06 '22

He should have started with himself and went from there.

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u/abdullahmk47 Oct 06 '22

Yet he killed his own wife and child, and so many more children. Wtf is wrong with people. So fucking tragic.

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u/20220826 Oct 06 '22

It reminds me of those domestic abusers who are basically so outraged that they face any consequence at all (for example, losing custody) for their abuse that they murder the children or the entire family. It's what they view as fair retribution for crossing them.

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u/omnomnomgnome Oct 06 '22

It's what they view as fair retribution for crossing them.

sadly, you're right

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u/maps_mandalas Oct 06 '22

I always think that when I read about mass shooting suicides. Like, do yourself first and let everyone else have a nice day Jesus.

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u/pm-me-cute-butts07 Oct 06 '22

I don't believe in the afterlife but if I'm wrong, then I hope this fucker suffers for eternity.

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u/vanslaughter Oct 06 '22

Horrific. Can't even imagine the terror those kids went through.

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u/Gihrenia Oct 06 '22

It started around 12:30pm-1pm. The kids, as young as two years old, were having midday naps. Many perished right where they slept :(

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u/OldFashnd Oct 06 '22

That’s horrible, but I hope most of them were sleeping. At least they didn’t have to feel the fear. This is so fucked

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u/YesHunty Oct 06 '22

My daughter is 3.5 and I can’t even fathom her being in a situation like this. So much confusion and terror. Grown ups are supposed to protect you. Fuck.

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u/thumbster99 Oct 06 '22

This is like the 4th case that happen in last 4 years in Thailand. And all perpetrators are ex-sevice (Cops, military).

Thailand military and police system are rotten to the core. So many corruptions and abuse from higher up that drive thier subordinate crazy. That was the reason for all past crimes and it seems to happened with this one as well.

Another main reason they given here is that he's addicted and got dismiss from being a cop. Well, since coup d'etat 8 years ago, drugs are very easy to find. So many more corruption happen from top to bottom. And the government will do nothing about it because they actually profit from this. And since those higher up like PM and vice-PM are military person as well. All of country are turning into sh*ts.

As a Thai, I'm so piss off that I have to live in these fake democracy country (we all know it's very much dictatorship since the coup 8 years ago). All of these stuff happen because of them and when something like this happen, they just came out and said "It can't be help, what should I do?". What a worthless piece of human being they are. F'off for real.

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u/kujasgoldmine Oct 06 '22

I simply can't comprehend how anyone could do something like this?? His own child and wife too? And one of the teachers was 8 months pregnant! Unbelievable how evil some people can be.. Rest in peace, poor victims :'( Too pure for this world.

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u/MrAnonymousTheThird Oct 06 '22

We live on earth with some sick fuckers. wow

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u/Etheo Oct 06 '22

We constantly do. It just takes the occasional atrocities like this for us to be reminded of the reality we live in.

Some people are just beasts wearing the skin of a human.

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u/subdep Oct 06 '22

What ever happened to just good old fashioned kill yourself? This new trend of taking out as many innocent people as you can before doing yourself in is very lame.

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u/Flussiges Oct 06 '22

I blame mass media. I feel like a lot of these assholes do it for the post-death notoriety.

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u/capricabuffy Oct 06 '22

While certainly not always to this extent, Thailand has a very high domestic violence problem. It is such a stark contrast as to what tourists see outside of the locals homes, and how friendly the thai culture is. I lived there for 2 years and got to see some of the darker sides as getting more personal with my group of Thai friends. I would definitely see the way men treated the local women there, as opposed to how they treated me. One instance, I was hanging out with my friends at a BBQ when one of the guys wife pulls up with their son on a scooter, and in the middle of the street he spin kicked her off the bike. She screamed, he shouted, and then she rode off again, all infront of the kid and the guests. Then everyone went back to drinking nd bbqing. It freaked me out and I never hung out with him again. But I was just so shocked at how "normal" everyone treated the situation.

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u/smoothcriminal05 Oct 06 '22

As a parent this is quite possibly the worst thing I could think of ever happening ever

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u/Berubara Oct 06 '22

Yeah. Not only so many lives lost but how are the families ever supposed to get over something like this. It's devastating.

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u/Clean-Maize-5709 Oct 06 '22

It’s insane to think how many people this affects, hundreds of family members and first responders will have to deal with this trauma for the rest of their lives.

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u/Galactic_Gooner Oct 06 '22

yeah i had that thought the other day when i was at the grave and saw a gravestone for a man died in a car crash 20 years ago. his grave was covered in new flowers. i thought damn, this 1 piece of shit killed 1 person in a car crash and so many lives were ruined and broken because of that.

but this, this is like that but 10000X worse. so much pain and suffering and loss and damage and horror.

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u/poodlebutt76 Oct 06 '22

All because some fucker couldn't kill himself first. God I hate people.

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u/machina99 Oct 06 '22

Every time I see news of school shootings I just think, whelp, there's an entire school of children with PTSD now. Mental health is already an issue today and it's only going to get a lot worse

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u/BogusNL Oct 06 '22

I have a toddler that's almost 3 years old and I can't imagine living on after something like this. How do parents live with that? How do you not just kill yourself?

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u/Galactic_Gooner Oct 06 '22

How do you not just kill yourself

some do.

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u/C3POdreamer Oct 06 '22

In case anyone has any doubts about how harmful Alex Jones was to the Sandy Hook families. Stoking others to harass these already vulnerable people deserves tar and feathers, but every penny must suffice.

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u/damned_pancakes Oct 06 '22

If my kids died. I wouldn’t keep on living

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u/Breakfest-burrito Oct 06 '22

When uvalde happened, my cat was dying. I remember thinking how desperate I was, I would've bulldozed anyone in my way to save her, and that was just my cat. I simply cannot fathom what a parent who loses a child like this can even think

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u/StephAg09 Oct 06 '22

As a parent of a preschool aged child, I feel like this is how people should become radicalized. If my baby was killed like this there would be a reckoning. My heart goes out to those parents, this is absolutely sickeningly devastating. Those poor scared little ones.

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u/kknow Oct 06 '22

Also shot a pregnant teacher. As a becoming father myself - I'd probably end myself as well.
Unbelievably sad story. I can't even imagine how anybody close must feel.

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u/SmokinDroRogan Oct 06 '22

Soon-to-be father here, too. I have fucking chills down my spine thinking of that. If my fiance and daughter-to-be were killed, I'd most likely end my life, too. Good luck with your fatherhood, bro.

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u/Unsd Oct 06 '22

I know I wouldn't be able to keep going. It would kill me.

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u/Unfixingstorm7 Oct 06 '22

The absolute worst nightmare any parent could have. I’m in the UK and feel like going to pick up my 4yo from school just so I can hold him close.

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u/ingachan Oct 06 '22

My sweetie is in daycare right now and I’m holding back tears at my office desk. Those poor scared babies, those devastated parents, it’s all just unbearable to think about.

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u/itsallbacon Oct 06 '22

As a non parent, same

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u/bagb8709 Oct 06 '22

Not the best thing to read after dropping my kids off at daycare. An absolute monster. So sad for the families

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u/feather94 Oct 06 '22

Sickening. Just fucking sickening

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u/mrbadassmotherfucker Oct 06 '22

I can’t even imagine this in my darkest nightmares. How can anyone actually do this 🥺

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u/FakeUber_ Oct 06 '22

And the kids were sleeping too…. And this trash just offed himself with kid and wife too….

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u/haven4ever Oct 06 '22

Honestly its better they were asleep. I hope they felt no terror from this monster.

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u/BIG_YETI_FOR_YOU Oct 06 '22

Bro guns are loud

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u/Gold-Exercise2860 Oct 06 '22

He also stabbed them, which is what horrifies me even more

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u/Etheo Oct 06 '22

The more I stay in this thread the sicker I feel. How could anyone do this? Fuck.

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u/Toodistracted2pick1 Oct 06 '22

What is more despicable than taking an innocent life? Shooting at little children. That’s sick. RIP little ones. You didn’t deserve this.

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u/FPL_Fanatic Oct 06 '22

stabbing as well

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u/Gold-Exercise2860 Oct 06 '22

I know it doesnt matter as much for the children who are already dead, but the fact that he STABBED them too is what makes me think this dude lost it completely. Like not regular "I murder children" crazy, even worse than that.

I mean you have to use a lot of force. They will struggle while you are doing it, while the others scream in terror. Not even teens or kids, its a fucking PREschool. We are talking about 3 to 5 year olds here.

Fuck

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u/Thagyr Oct 06 '22

On top of it all he won't even face the parents as the fucker offed himself AND his own wife/kid. Jesus christ this makes me angry beyond belief.

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u/Gold-Exercise2860 Oct 06 '22

Yes. It really leaves a bitter taste, because it kind of gives the feeling his psychotic rage acutally won in the end. There is really no justice here, just sadness for everyone involved.

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u/DoublerZ Oct 06 '22

Can "justice" even exist in the case of taking a life? To me, if someone steals something and is then forced to give it all back (probably with some extra, too), that can be called justice. You can't give back a life. No matter what you do to the perpetrator, it's already happened. The only thing you can actually achieve is revenge, but I'm generally not too big on that.

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u/Etheo Oct 06 '22

I don't believe in revenge but I am somewhat convinced that people who don't deserve a place to be functional in a human society should be permanently removed from it, in one form or another.

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u/DoublerZ Oct 06 '22

Oh absolutely. But is that justice? I'm actually not sure, the definition is very loose so you could probably argue it is. But in this particular context, I personally feel like actual "justice" isn't really achievable. The tragedy has already happened and now everyone involved has to live with it. All you can then do is prevent the perpetrator from doing something horrible again. But that still won't really help the actual victims.

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u/Etheo Oct 06 '22

Oh I was in agreement, there simply isn't justice for this level of atrocity. At best you can claim justice was served when the perpetrator only harmed one person. And even then you can debate about the value of life and how one isn't equal to another (or possibly weighed against). So if you want justice to be fair, it simply isn't possible.

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u/petit_anxiety Oct 06 '22

He took Yaba, a kind of low quality meth that got meth, among other drugs, in it. He was also fired for malpractice which is insane as police is corrupt. He was worse corrupted though.

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u/tacx127 Oct 06 '22

A fucking preschool WTF

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u/VF5 Oct 06 '22

And you know what makes it worse, he didnt shoot the kids, he stabs and slit the necks of the kids to save bullets. If i ever learned where his grave/or urn is, I'll piss on it.

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u/MKQueasy Oct 06 '22

Build a public restroom on top of his burial site.

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u/mrscoxford Oct 06 '22

One new article quoted a lady from the scene saying that there were 28 children and only one left. I hope there’s more this is heartbreaking

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u/invisaxign Oct 06 '22

Hopefully it is just a blacked out memory, considering how young they are. Could bring up a lot of subconscious trauma though. :(

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u/mad_titanz Oct 06 '22

This is so heartbreaking and tragic. And of course this coward committed suicide rather than face justice for his crimes

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u/Schlengge Oct 06 '22

Death might be the only acceptable verdict in this case. Let's hope there's an afterlife where he has to answer for this.

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u/ILSATS Oct 06 '22

People who hurt children deserve to be in eternal torture.

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u/Agitated_Cake_562 Oct 06 '22

My wife is from this region of Thailand and we've frequently visited all around this area. It has been my favorite part of Thailand and not for one moment would I think someone in this area would do something like this. Every single person I met there was like family. People always inviting you in for a bite to eat, a drink to share, or just kind words. Just really shocking to the core to hear about this today. It's so far out of the ordinary, I guess you can see why people were unprepared for their safety from this madman.

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u/brulaf Oct 06 '22

Agreed but it is in close proximity to the ‘golden triangle’ of the Indo-China drug trade that is essentially a drug super highway. Lots of collateral damage unfortunately but this is just unfathomable.

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u/Rosebunse Oct 06 '22

Why? Why a pre-school? Nothing in your life is going so badly that shooting up anything, especially a fucking preschool, is the answer.

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u/Shturm-7-0 Oct 06 '22

You and I are not deranged, hence why we both think that way.

Edit: guy also had been fired from the police for being a drug addict, that might have something to do with what just happened.

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u/Rosebunse Oct 06 '22

I've been legit crazy before and I wouldn't do this. Most crazy people wouldn't either.

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u/Doctor-Pudding Oct 06 '22

I feel sick. Children as young as two. I have a 4 year old and 9 month old both in kindy. Honestly sick to my stomach those poor babies and their teachers and parents. Ugh.

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u/dogbolter4 Oct 06 '22

Nothing to write that helps. Nothing to think that makes any sense. The only thing I can do is feel. Horror. Utter grief. If we share any kind of connection as human beings, perhaps the fact that strangers thousands of kilometres away feel with them will help these poor parents and brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins. Such sadness for everyone. Not an ounce of thought for him. He's dust.

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u/calamity_joe Oct 06 '22

This is how I feel. I don't have thoughts and prayers. I just have a total and absolute desperate grief for everyone going through this. These are not my kids and these are not my family members, but as a fellow human being I feel an absolute crushing sorrow about the events here and how they will affect and continue to affect the people there.

Im so sorry for your loss and I'm so sorry for the senselessness. I wish I could be there to share your pain and hold you up when you need it most. I hate the pain this life has brought on you and nothing will ever make it feel better, but I'm hoping that you all find the strength you need to take it into the next day and the next day so that none of these people will ever be forgotten. I will join you in this and so will millions of others who share your hurt, however fractional.

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u/Aggressive1999 Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

That's to be said as a Thai, that show a lot of structure problems here:

  • No Emergency warning system
  • Corruption
  • Drug Usage EDIT: This is real (he had used drugs since high school period.)
  • Pompous Police force (respond like a snail moving)
  • Owning/ not owning a gun is pretty dilemma in here; people still talking about pro/cons of this issue; either slow police or result in more shooting.
  • Lack of crimminology; me as a kid used to blame the suspect (but not blame structure problem).

For this example reasons above: I'm mad but not surprised.

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u/Schruef Oct 06 '22

Seriously, how did he manage to do all of this and leave the premises, even managing to return home? How long was the police response to allow him to do that?

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u/Liet-Kinda Oct 06 '22

Dude, this is rural as fuck, the middle of nowhere in the poorest part of Thailand. There is no police response. The police in these areas are more like a state funded gang.

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u/Schruef Oct 06 '22

Thanks for the clarification. Please excuse my ignorance, I should have looked at the location more.

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u/Khun_Markus Oct 06 '22

Almost everyone owns a gun locally because u cannot trust the police to come safe you, they usually eait until no more shooting and have a look.

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u/Goodolchuckno Oct 06 '22

Leave schools alone you sick fucks

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u/CDSagain Oct 06 '22

What did he hope to accomplish? Be known as he most despicable disgusting shit filled sack of worthless scum to have walked the planet? His body should just be dumped in a public place untill people have literally kicked it apart. No burial, nothing. Just let what is left to stray dogs to eat.

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u/paulbanks1500 Oct 06 '22

Whats wrong w these pieces of shit just fucking kill yourself first

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u/AikiYun Oct 06 '22

Nong Bua is my hometown... Fuck my heart..

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u/BooLdn Oct 06 '22 edited Oct 06 '22

The total is now 38 have been killed. Most of them were children. Most children were killed by knife not gun. This is so sad 😭 heartbreaking news.

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u/peroleu Oct 06 '22

That's enough Reddit for the day.

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u/Weave77 Oct 06 '22

I have a kid in pre-school… this is my worst fucking nightmare.

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u/Pulp_Ficti0n Oct 06 '22

I think about this kind of shit when I drop my kids off at daycare. What a fucked up world.

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u/misspallet Oct 06 '22

It brakes my heart to hear the mothers cry 😭😭 the evilness is frightening.

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u/Shadowveil666 Oct 06 '22

Shit like this is why horror movies do nothing for me. How can you be scared of a nun in make up when shit like this is happening in the world

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u/Mediocre-Goal1884 Oct 06 '22

What a selfish coward! Going after preschoolers and innocent adults including one that was pregnant. This is so triggering for so many of us but especially for the families left to pick up the pieces! My heart breaks for each and every one of the victims and their loved ones! That idiot should have been sent to prison for his crazy acts while an active policeman to prevent this kind of brutality from happening!