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What Prompts or Causes People to Attack Children in a Day Care Center?

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


When a parent enrolls a child in a day care center, the parent expects that the child will be cared for in a safe and caring educational environment. The purpose of day care is to provide for the education, socializatio, and yes, the safety and well being of children. Unfortunately, there have been attacks and violence reported at day care center. Many occur in the United States and some even outside of the United States. Children are the innocent victims of criminals who have committed acts. Why are these acts committed? What prompts a person to harm a child or a group of children? Is it mental illness? Is it a desire to gain a moment of fame? There may be a variety of “reasons” for these acts or no reason at all. Whatever the trigger, children are injured and some even die due to senseless violence. Parents and the community are then left to deal with the aftermath of a child’s death. When a child dies as a result of intentional or negligent acts, there is a ripple effect of sadness and emptiness to the family, school, Church and other religious institutions, and the community as a whole.

A recent tragedy was reported in China. Various news sources reported that a man entered a Pingnan County China day care center and attacked the children with an ax. Three children were injured in the attack and 13 children suffered personal injiuries. For more information regarding this incident – See China Day Care Attack Results in Deaths and Injuries to Children.

If a child is injured in a day care center, parents should see the legal advice, consultation and representation of a Child Injury Lawyer. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Medical Care and Treamtent, Automobile Accidents, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.

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