A man was slashed by an unknown assailant in Fukuoka this week—the third such attack in the area in recent weeks—prompting a nearby elementary school to introduce safety measures for its students.
A 35-year-old pachinko parlor employee on Feb 12 became the third victim of a knife attack in Hakata Ward. The attacks began on Jan 28.
After the third attack, the school sent out a warning to parents, recommending that children travel to school in large groups for their safety, TBS reported Thursday. Parents and guardians of many of the children also accompanied the groups.
The school recommends that the new system be maintained until the police apprehend the person or persons responsible for the knife attacks.