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Thursday, March 08, 2018

This is the shocking moment a group of students defend themselves from a knife-wielding man by launching backpacks at him. The knifeman was swinging two blades at the pupils on the grounds of a Dutch college before being chased away. The clip shows students chasing the assailant and throwing their bags at him so he trips as he tries to make his getaway. After tripping the knifeman picks himself up but the students don't back down, they continue to move towards him, forcing him off school grounds. Continuing to wave the two knives in the air the man backs away but one vigilante swings his backpack at him again. The footage that has emerged from the incident which occurred on Tuesday has surfaced on social media shows him them walk away from the school. Police later stopped the suspect who was a 44-year-old man known to them, local news reported. The suspect is being held in custody while care pathways are investigated, they said.



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As of this morning there is no call by the Dutch government or media to arm kindergarten teachers with assault rifles and give them tactical training.

Give it time though. It's a great idea. Seriously. I know it's going to catch on. Worldwide.

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2018-03-08 05:08 AM | Reply

At least he didn't have a car antenna!
Seriously, could any story better demonstrate how easy access to guns can completely affect the outcome of something like this?

#2 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-03-08 05:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"The suspect is being held in custody while care pathways are investigated" an approach which would never be considered in the US. In Germany only a handful of criminals face life in prison. None face the death penalty. Instead they are treated like human beings and efforts are made to rehabilitate them. Unlike the US the recidivism rate is extremely low. At least half of US prisoners are mentally ill but receive no treatment. In the US system, prisoners are treated harshly, labelled for life, and turned into hardened criminals with no other alternatives to survive: steal, kill or get locked up again.

#3 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-03-08 07:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 8

#3 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-03-08 07:2

All true

#4 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-03-08 07:35 AM | Reply

#3 | Posted by bayviking

Without question, the way we choose to treat people in our prison system is a national disgrace.

Pretty much like a "-------- country".

#5 | Posted by Angrydad at 2018-03-08 07:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Never bring a knife to a book bag fight!

#6 | Posted by danni at 2018-03-08 07:45 AM | Reply | Funny: 8

In America it's not about rehabilitation or justice, it's about punishment. Damn Puritans.

#7 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-03-08 10:28 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Must have been a knife free zone.

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-03-08 10:48 AM | Reply

You got it wrong Sniper. It's your job to tell us how he could have wreaked just as much havoc using a hammer as he could using an AK. Isn't that the standard line?

#9 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-03-08 01:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 7

Media should dub the kid looking to kickass the fighting dutchman. >:)

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2018-03-08 06:29 PM | Reply

I would have charged at him even without a back pack.

- Mango Rambo.

#11 | Posted by 726 at 2018-03-09 07:07 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

Sniper was going on about the danger of frying pans the other day.

We need to prevent guns from getting into the hands of dangerous people. That should be the goal.

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-03-09 12:40 PM | Reply

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