One killed in Buri Ram school attack
A group of 10 men yesterday 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, killing one and injuring two others.
Watcharapol said he believed a rival may be behind the drama, as he was 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 yesterday's attack took place at 9.30am when masked men arrived the school on two pick-up 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.
Police later collected four knives and several spent bullets at the scene. After checks, they found three of the attackers at the Buri Ram Central Hospital.
One unidentified man succumbed to a fatal injury, while the other two are under police custody.
Police also found that one security guard, identified as Kwanfa Srinarak, 29, was responsible for the shooting. He was also detained.
Later, some teenage boys, mostly aged between 15 and 16, from Nakhon Ratchasima, surrendered to police and claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Police are still investigating the case and checking CCTV footage for what happened.