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The nursery massacre that rippled through generations

A photo collage of 24 children killed when a former police officer in rural northeastern Thailand shot and stabbed 36 people in a nursery in October 2022 (via The New York Times)

NONG BUA LAM PHU: When a former police officer in the rural Northeast shot and stabbed more than two dozen children as they napped in their nursery in October, the episode became the worst mass shooting by a lone attacker in Thailand’s history.

After the attack — which killed 36 people, 24 of them children — authorities ordered law enforcement agencies to tighten gun ownership rules in the country, which has more guns than anywhere else in Southeast Asia.

But little else has changed. And the families continue to grieve.

Many of the children were…

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