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  • Mass knife attacks, like at Texas college, are rare

    USA Today - 04/09/2013

    Only a handful of stabbings have been reported in other countries. On Dec. 14 – the same day as the Newtown, Conn., school shooting – a knife-wielding man attacked students at an elementary school in central China, wounding 22 children and one adult.

    Unlike recent high-profile attacks where guns were used, Tuesday’s incident likely won’t lead to national debates on knife safety or tighter regulations on their sales, said James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University in Boston.

    “Knives just don’t create that same sense of fear,” he said.