One killed in Buri Ram school attack
A group of 10 men Monday carried out a daring attack against Kan Boriban School's director Watcharapol Thongsiri and other employees in downtown Buri Ram's Muang district. However, security guards shot the intruders leading to one death and two injuries.
Watcharapol said he believes a rival might have been behind the attack, adding that he had previously been attacked in July last year in a similar daytime raid by two men on a motorbike. At that time, he sustained a knife wound that required 100 stitches.
The Monday's attack took place at 9.30am when masked men arrived the school on two pickup trucks and ran toward Watcharapol and other officials while they were hosting a student-orientation ceremony.
Watcharapol and members of staff were able to take shelter in the school building as security guards managed to keep the attackers at bay with gunshots.