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Boy, Aged 9, Killed In Bangkok School Gang Shooting

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Boy, aged 9, killed in Thai school gang shooting: police

BANGKOK, September 1, 2010 (AFP) - A nine-year-old boy was shot and killed in the Thai capital on his way to school Wednesday when a teenage gang opened fire on his bus, police said.

Jatupon Ponpaka was about to get off the bus with his elder brother at a stop in eastern Bangkok when about 10 students from a local high school started chasing the vehicle, opening fire as it sped away.

"The boy was shot in the face and neck and died later in hospital," said Police Lieutenant Pradit Taprasitjit, in charge of the investigation.

The same group of students went on to throw beer bottles at the next bus, which had four students from a rival school on board, he told AFP.

Fighting between rival school gangs in public places is common in Thailand, with innocent people often caught up in the violence.

"My son will not be the last victim to die in similar circumstances. There is no benefit from fighting each other. I want them to stop fighting," Ungsu Khamwong, the boy's mother, said on Thailand's PBS television channel.

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Probably not the same students. BUT, yesterday everyone was whining and crying with shouts of "hang em high" at the teacher that was caning some high school boys. Perhaps if there was more of that caning going on there would be less of this killing going on. This is not the first young child to be killed by high school boys.

Why why does this sort of thing have to happen? An innocent killed in the name of an inter school feud So sad so very sadangry.gifangry.gif

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Last Friday (27/08/10), there was also a big fight between two rival colleges, the Pathumthanee Technology College and the Ramintra Dusit Technology School. The fight took place at a bus stop outside Future Park, Rangsiit, in Pathumthani province.

Guns and knives were used. One 19 year-old student, Yootjak Khaengkhan died and two seriously injured.

Apparently these fights between the technology colleges happen quite often.

http://www.thairath.co.th/content/region/106746

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Teachers do not whip students over fighting with rival schools. I really do not think that this is the answer.

In some poorer countries, if the children do something wrong, the parents are held accountable. There is some merit to those ideas.

This is also a police and school administration problem. School administrators of "rival" schools need to get together in front of the students of both schools and show them that there is no animosity between the administrators, nor the schools so there should also be no fighting between the students.

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I warned yesterday of not caning in schools, how on earth are kids supposed to learn disciplin if there is no detterent.

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These places are failing their students and society. In some cases, its been reported that teachers actually encourage and support their students in these fights.

If anyone had any balls, they'd simply close these places down. Far from being a pillar of the kingdom, they are a threat to society.

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Probably not the same students. BUT, yesterday everyone was whining and crying with shouts of "hang em high" at the teacher that was caning some high school boys. Perhaps if there was more of that caning going on there would be less of this killing going on. This is not the first young child to be killed by high school boys.

Caning is one part of the coin, killing the other. Caning as the old catholic system of teaching to chase the bad "phi", the "devil" out of the body, has his opposite in the "gang" mentality of Thailand adopted from abroad. You have to be in a "gang" or you are nothing. You have to follow or the "gang" kicks you out.

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Probably not the same students. BUT, yesterday everyone was whining and crying with shouts of "hang em high" at the teacher that was caning some high school boys. Perhaps if there was more of that caning going on there would be less of this killing going on. This is not the first young child to be killed by high school boys.

You reckon more beatings is the solution? How about parents that actually pay attention to their kids?

You see none of us got to see the film clip as to what those boys did to have their teacher get to the point that would make him think he needed to cane them. Perhaps they were fighting and he knew it had the potential to escalate. Not sure just guessing. But any child that would shoot bullets at a school bus has probably never been disciplined. "Parents paying more attention to their kids". I'm guessing you haven't been in Thailand very long.

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What happened to the 'Thai love Thai' program of a while ago? Look after each other, look out for each other.

Maybe it's just the city that's going down the toilet.

I live in the sticks and I saw something that almost brought a tear to my eyes the other day.

Sitting out the front having a beer as one of the song taos pulled up to drop off school students and watched as two older students held the hands of younger students as they climbed down the steps.

There may be hope for this country yet.

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Probably not the same students. BUT, yesterday everyone was whining and crying with shouts of "hang em high" at the teacher that was caning some high school boys. Perhaps if there was more of that caning going on there would be less of this killing going on. This is not the first young child to be killed by high school boys.

Why why does this sort of thing have to happen? An innocent killed in the name of an inter school feud So sad so very sadangry.gifangry.gif

This is not exclusive to Thailand, You can read abouit this sort of thing most days in the British press, where a group have ambushed a young kid and stabbed him, it`s a very sad problem in the world to-day!

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