37 dead, mostly preschoolers, in Thai day care rampage
BANGKOK (AP) – A former policeman burst into a day care center in northeastern Thailand, killing dozens of children and teachers and then firing on more people as he fled.
It was the deadliest rampage in the nation’s history.
Authorities said the assailant was fired from the force earlier this year because of a drug offense.
He took his own life after killing his own wife and child at home.
A witness said staff at the day care locked the door when they saw the assailant approaching with a gun, but he shot his way in.
In footage posted online after the attack, frantic family members could be heard weeping outside the day care, and one image showed the floor of one room smeared with blood and sleeping mats scattered about.
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10/6/2022 8:26:57 AM (GMT -5:00)