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BLUMENAU, Brazil — Dad and mom on this small metropolis in southern Brazil are scuffling with how you can clarify to their kids {that a} man slaughtered 4 of their mates, whereas Brazilians throughout the nation are questioning what ought to be finished to stem an apparently systemic rise of violence in faculties.

Dozens of mourners gathered on the day care middle in Blumenau as night fell Wednesday to hope, to put flowers for the victims — aged between 5 and seven — and to cry. At the very least 4 different kids had been wounded within the assault that shook the nation and put stress on the federal government to search out options.

Carlos Kroetz and different mother and father arrived to gather their kids’s backpacks left behind on the middle throughout Wednesday morning’s mayhem.

“My daughter thinks a thief got here in and ran away with out harming anybody,” Kroetz advised The Related Press whereas holding his 6-year-old’s Minnie Mouse bag. “She knew children who died. We nonetheless have to determine a technique to inform her. For now, she is afraid of going to the lavatory by herself, as a result of she thinks the thief will probably be there.”

Franciele Chequeto mentioned one of many women killed was mates together with her 7-year-old son, Gabriel.

“He wasn’t understanding,” Chequeto mentioned. “I sat down and advised him that he not will be capable to see a few of his little mates.”

Authorities have but to provide a motive for the assault by a person with a hatchet, nevertheless it got here as college assaults in Brazil have happened with ever greater frequency in recent years.

Inside hours, the federal authorities was scrambling to formulate a technique to fight the issue, as safety analysts hoped the killing, in a metropolis of 366,000 folks in Santa Catarina state, would possibly show the watershed second that yields productive — and overdue — actions nationwide.

Justice Minister Flávio Dino met with representatives from pupil associations, then advised reporters in Brasilia that he was directing 150 million reais ($30 million) from the nation’s public safety fund to shore up college security. He mentioned that cash pays for each heightened policing and an growth of a Brasilia-based staff for the monitoring of deep-web communities, locations on the web the place hate speech and violence may be glorified.

In the meantime, Schooling Minister Camilo Santana introduced the creation of a gaggle to handle college violence. Santana will lead the group, which is scheduled to satisfy for the primary time Thursday.

“There are not any phrases to console the households. Anybody who has misplaced a relative is aware of that there are not any phrases,” a teary-eyed President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva mentioned Wednesday at first of a ministerial assembly. He requested his ministers observe a minute of silence.

From 2000 to 2022, there have been 16 assaults or violent episodes in faculties in Brazil, 4 of which within the second half of final 12 months, in line with a report from researchers led by Daniel Cara, an schooling professor on the College of Sao Paulo. The 12 researchers — together with psychologists, social scientists, public college educators, journalists and activists — delivered their report back to Lula’s incoming authorities in December.

Final week, a pupil in Sao Paulo fatally stabbed a teacher and wounded a number of others. Brazil has seen at the very least one previous assault on a day care middle, too. That assault additionally occurred in Santa Catarina state, in Might 2021, when an assailant used a dagger to kill three kids below 2 years outdated and two adults.

There isn’t a single issue to elucidate the rise of such assaults, however a standard denominator is what Cara calls “a disaster of perspective” concerning financial issues and the chance that every assailant endured conditions of frustration and violence, together with bullying and harassment.

Usually, the killers are younger individuals who interact in misogynistic or racist speech, make use of neo-Nazi and fascist symbols and enter on-line communities the place violence is lauded, he advised The Related Press.

Younger people who find themselves struggling discover shelter in these on-line communities, in line with Cleo Garcia, a member of the GEPEM analysis group investigating bullying and violence in faculties, and which is linked to 3 distinguished universities. Social media, significantly throughout final 12 months’s polarizing presidential race between Lula and Jair Bolsonaro, generated a cacophony of threats towards totally different teams.

Garcia added that the issue ought to be handled as certainly one of social vulnerability, not solely safety.

“These occasions had been thought of uncommon, as had been excessive local weather occasions, however local weather occasions have already got their protocols to be monitored and addressed. That is what we want,” Garcia mentioned. “In the USA, that is already thought of an epidemic and we hope it doesn’t attain that time right here.”

There are a number of causes driving the rise at school assaults in Brazil – from inequality to undereducation, lack of parenting and publicity to violence — and a few are usually not nationwide however slightly regional and even native, in line with Robert Muggah, co-founder of Igarapé Institute, a Rio de Janeiro-based suppose tank targeted on safety.

The hazard is policymakers trying to combat this problem with a spotlight solely on weapons and their availability, he added.

Lula’s predecessor, Bolsonaro, loosened gun management and actively promoted their use by residents nationwide, claiming it was the most effective means to combat crime, at the same time as public safety consultants mentioned this was unfaithful. On the primary day of Lula’s authorities, Jan. 1, he revoked Bolsonaro-issued decrees associated to firearm entry and has ordered all gun homeowners to register their weapons with the Federal Police by Might 3.

Simone Aparecida Camargo, a instructor on the day care middle attacked Wednesday, advised the AP she believes unrestricted entry to telephones and the web is in charge, and mentioned she was skeptical of the push by authorities to spice up the quantity and frequency of patrols round faculties.

“How lengthy can we’ve police close to faculties? Per week? They should look deeper,” she mentioned.

Camargo locked dozens of kids in a rest room after she heard a colleague screaming a couple of man who had damaged into the day care middle, probably averting an excellent better tragedy.

“We didn’t suppose there was a bloodbath occurring on the market,” mentioned Camargo, who has labored on the day care middle for 5 years. “We see this overseas and by no means thought it may occur right here.”

Martins reported from Sao Paulo. AP author David Biller contributed to this report from Rio de Janeiro.

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BLUMENAU, Brazil — Dad and mom on this small metropolis in southern Brazil are scuffling with how you can clarify to their kids {that a} man slaughtered 4 of their mates, whereas Brazilians throughout the nation are questioning what ought to be finished to stem an apparently systemic rise of violence in faculties.

Dozens of mourners gathered on the day care middle in Blumenau as night fell Wednesday to hope, to put flowers for the victims — aged between 5 and seven — and to cry. At the very least 4 different kids had been wounded within the assault that shook the nation and put stress on the federal government to search out options.

Carlos Kroetz and different mother and father arrived to gather their kids’s backpacks left behind on the middle throughout Wednesday morning’s mayhem.

“My daughter thinks a thief got here in and ran away with out harming anybody,” Kroetz advised The Related Press whereas holding his 6-year-old’s Minnie Mouse bag. “She knew children who died. We nonetheless have to determine a technique to inform her. For now, she is afraid of going to the lavatory by herself, as a result of she thinks the thief will probably be there.”

Franciele Chequeto mentioned one of many women killed was mates together with her 7-year-old son, Gabriel.

“He wasn’t understanding,” Chequeto mentioned. “I sat down and advised him that he not will be capable to see a few of his little mates.”

Authorities have but to provide a motive for the assault by a person with a hatchet, nevertheless it got here as college assaults in Brazil have happened with ever greater frequency in recent years.

Inside hours, the federal authorities was scrambling to formulate a technique to fight the issue, as safety analysts hoped the killing, in a metropolis of 366,000 folks in Santa Catarina state, would possibly show the watershed second that yields productive — and overdue — actions nationwide.

Justice Minister Flávio Dino met with representatives from pupil associations, then advised reporters in Brasilia that he was directing 150 million reais ($30 million) from the nation’s public safety fund to shore up college security. He mentioned that cash pays for each heightened policing and an growth of a Brasilia-based staff for the monitoring of deep-web communities, locations on the web the place hate speech and violence may be glorified.

In the meantime, Schooling Minister Camilo Santana introduced the creation of a gaggle to handle college violence. Santana will lead the group, which is scheduled to satisfy for the primary time Thursday.

“There are not any phrases to console the households. Anybody who has misplaced a relative is aware of that there are not any phrases,” a teary-eyed President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva mentioned Wednesday at first of a ministerial assembly. He requested his ministers observe a minute of silence.

From 2000 to 2022, there have been 16 assaults or violent episodes in faculties in Brazil, 4 of which within the second half of final 12 months, in line with a report from researchers led by Daniel Cara, an schooling professor on the College of Sao Paulo. The 12 researchers — together with psychologists, social scientists, public college educators, journalists and activists — delivered their report back to Lula’s incoming authorities in December.

Final week, a pupil in Sao Paulo fatally stabbed a teacher and wounded a number of others. Brazil has seen at the very least one previous assault on a day care middle, too. That assault additionally occurred in Santa Catarina state, in Might 2021, when an assailant used a dagger to kill three kids below 2 years outdated and two adults.

There isn’t a single issue to elucidate the rise of such assaults, however a standard denominator is what Cara calls “a disaster of perspective” concerning financial issues and the chance that every assailant endured conditions of frustration and violence, together with bullying and harassment.

Usually, the killers are younger individuals who interact in misogynistic or racist speech, make use of neo-Nazi and fascist symbols and enter on-line communities the place violence is lauded, he advised The Related Press.

Younger people who find themselves struggling discover shelter in these on-line communities, in line with Cleo Garcia, a member of the GEPEM analysis group investigating bullying and violence in faculties, and which is linked to 3 distinguished universities. Social media, significantly throughout final 12 months’s polarizing presidential race between Lula and Jair Bolsonaro, generated a cacophony of threats towards totally different teams.

Garcia added that the issue ought to be handled as certainly one of social vulnerability, not solely safety.

“These occasions had been thought of uncommon, as had been excessive local weather occasions, however local weather occasions have already got their protocols to be monitored and addressed. That is what we want,” Garcia mentioned. “In the USA, that is already thought of an epidemic and we hope it doesn’t attain that time right here.”

There are a number of causes driving the rise at school assaults in Brazil – from inequality to undereducation, lack of parenting and publicity to violence — and a few are usually not nationwide however slightly regional and even native, in line with Robert Muggah, co-founder of Igarapé Institute, a Rio de Janeiro-based suppose tank targeted on safety.

The hazard is policymakers trying to combat this problem with a spotlight solely on weapons and their availability, he added.

Lula’s predecessor, Bolsonaro, loosened gun management and actively promoted their use by residents nationwide, claiming it was the most effective means to combat crime, at the same time as public safety consultants mentioned this was unfaithful. On the primary day of Lula’s authorities, Jan. 1, he revoked Bolsonaro-issued decrees associated to firearm entry and has ordered all gun homeowners to register their weapons with the Federal Police by Might 3.

Simone Aparecida Camargo, a instructor on the day care middle attacked Wednesday, advised the AP she believes unrestricted entry to telephones and the web is in charge, and mentioned she was skeptical of the push by authorities to spice up the quantity and frequency of patrols round faculties.

“How lengthy can we’ve police close to faculties? Per week? They should look deeper,” she mentioned.

Camargo locked dozens of kids in a rest room after she heard a colleague screaming a couple of man who had damaged into the day care middle, probably averting an excellent better tragedy.

“We didn’t suppose there was a bloodbath occurring on the market,” mentioned Camargo, who has labored on the day care middle for 5 years. “We see this overseas and by no means thought it may occur right here.”

Martins reported from Sao Paulo. AP author David Biller contributed to this report from Rio de Janeiro.

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BLUMENAU, Brazil — Dad and mom on this small metropolis in southern Brazil are scuffling with how you can clarify to their kids {that a} man slaughtered 4 of their mates, whereas Brazilians throughout the nation are questioning what ought to be finished to stem an apparently systemic rise of violence in faculties.

Dozens of mourners gathered on the day care middle in Blumenau as night fell Wednesday to hope, to put flowers for the victims — aged between 5 and seven — and to cry. At the very least 4 different kids had been wounded within the assault that shook the nation and put stress on the federal government to search out options.

Carlos Kroetz and different mother and father arrived to gather their kids’s backpacks left behind on the middle throughout Wednesday morning’s mayhem.

“My daughter thinks a thief got here in and ran away with out harming anybody,” Kroetz advised The Related Press whereas holding his 6-year-old’s Minnie Mouse bag. “She knew children who died. We nonetheless have to determine a technique to inform her. For now, she is afraid of going to the lavatory by herself, as a result of she thinks the thief will probably be there.”

Franciele Chequeto mentioned one of many women killed was mates together with her 7-year-old son, Gabriel.

“He wasn’t understanding,” Chequeto mentioned. “I sat down and advised him that he not will be capable to see a few of his little mates.”

Authorities have but to provide a motive for the assault by a person with a hatchet, nevertheless it got here as college assaults in Brazil have happened with ever greater frequency in recent years.

Inside hours, the federal authorities was scrambling to formulate a technique to fight the issue, as safety analysts hoped the killing, in a metropolis of 366,000 folks in Santa Catarina state, would possibly show the watershed second that yields productive — and overdue — actions nationwide.

Justice Minister Flávio Dino met with representatives from pupil associations, then advised reporters in Brasilia that he was directing 150 million reais ($30 million) from the nation’s public safety fund to shore up college security. He mentioned that cash pays for each heightened policing and an growth of a Brasilia-based staff for the monitoring of deep-web communities, locations on the web the place hate speech and violence may be glorified.

In the meantime, Schooling Minister Camilo Santana introduced the creation of a gaggle to handle college violence. Santana will lead the group, which is scheduled to satisfy for the primary time Thursday.

“There are not any phrases to console the households. Anybody who has misplaced a relative is aware of that there are not any phrases,” a teary-eyed President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva mentioned Wednesday at first of a ministerial assembly. He requested his ministers observe a minute of silence.

From 2000 to 2022, there have been 16 assaults or violent episodes in faculties in Brazil, 4 of which within the second half of final 12 months, in line with a report from researchers led by Daniel Cara, an schooling professor on the College of Sao Paulo. The 12 researchers — together with psychologists, social scientists, public college educators, journalists and activists — delivered their report back to Lula’s incoming authorities in December.

Final week, a pupil in Sao Paulo fatally stabbed a teacher and wounded a number of others. Brazil has seen at the very least one previous assault on a day care middle, too. That assault additionally occurred in Santa Catarina state, in Might 2021, when an assailant used a dagger to kill three kids below 2 years outdated and two adults.

There isn’t a single issue to elucidate the rise of such assaults, however a standard denominator is what Cara calls “a disaster of perspective” concerning financial issues and the chance that every assailant endured conditions of frustration and violence, together with bullying and harassment.

Usually, the killers are younger individuals who interact in misogynistic or racist speech, make use of neo-Nazi and fascist symbols and enter on-line communities the place violence is lauded, he advised The Related Press.

Younger people who find themselves struggling discover shelter in these on-line communities, in line with Cleo Garcia, a member of the GEPEM analysis group investigating bullying and violence in faculties, and which is linked to 3 distinguished universities. Social media, significantly throughout final 12 months’s polarizing presidential race between Lula and Jair Bolsonaro, generated a cacophony of threats towards totally different teams.

Garcia added that the issue ought to be handled as certainly one of social vulnerability, not solely safety.

“These occasions had been thought of uncommon, as had been excessive local weather occasions, however local weather occasions have already got their protocols to be monitored and addressed. That is what we want,” Garcia mentioned. “In the USA, that is already thought of an epidemic and we hope it doesn’t attain that time right here.”

There are a number of causes driving the rise at school assaults in Brazil – from inequality to undereducation, lack of parenting and publicity to violence — and a few are usually not nationwide however slightly regional and even native, in line with Robert Muggah, co-founder of Igarapé Institute, a Rio de Janeiro-based suppose tank targeted on safety.

The hazard is policymakers trying to combat this problem with a spotlight solely on weapons and their availability, he added.

Lula’s predecessor, Bolsonaro, loosened gun management and actively promoted their use by residents nationwide, claiming it was the most effective means to combat crime, at the same time as public safety consultants mentioned this was unfaithful. On the primary day of Lula’s authorities, Jan. 1, he revoked Bolsonaro-issued decrees associated to firearm entry and has ordered all gun homeowners to register their weapons with the Federal Police by Might 3.

Simone Aparecida Camargo, a instructor on the day care middle attacked Wednesday, advised the AP she believes unrestricted entry to telephones and the web is in charge, and mentioned she was skeptical of the push by authorities to spice up the quantity and frequency of patrols round faculties.

“How lengthy can we’ve police close to faculties? Per week? They should look deeper,” she mentioned.

Camargo locked dozens of kids in a rest room after she heard a colleague screaming a couple of man who had damaged into the day care middle, probably averting an excellent better tragedy.

“We didn’t suppose there was a bloodbath occurring on the market,” mentioned Camargo, who has labored on the day care middle for 5 years. “We see this overseas and by no means thought it may occur right here.”

Martins reported from Sao Paulo. AP author David Biller contributed to this report from Rio de Janeiro.

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BLUMENAU, Brazil — Dad and mom on this small metropolis in southern Brazil are scuffling with how you can clarify to their kids {that a} man slaughtered 4 of their mates, whereas Brazilians throughout the nation are questioning what ought to be finished to stem an apparently systemic rise of violence in faculties.

Dozens of mourners gathered on the day care middle in Blumenau as night fell Wednesday to hope, to put flowers for the victims — aged between 5 and seven — and to cry. At the very least 4 different kids had been wounded within the assault that shook the nation and put stress on the federal government to search out options.

Carlos Kroetz and different mother and father arrived to gather their kids’s backpacks left behind on the middle throughout Wednesday morning’s mayhem.

“My daughter thinks a thief got here in and ran away with out harming anybody,” Kroetz advised The Related Press whereas holding his 6-year-old’s Minnie Mouse bag. “She knew children who died. We nonetheless have to determine a technique to inform her. For now, she is afraid of going to the lavatory by herself, as a result of she thinks the thief will probably be there.”

Franciele Chequeto mentioned one of many women killed was mates together with her 7-year-old son, Gabriel.

“He wasn’t understanding,” Chequeto mentioned. “I sat down and advised him that he not will be capable to see a few of his little mates.”

Authorities have but to provide a motive for the assault by a person with a hatchet, nevertheless it got here as college assaults in Brazil have happened with ever greater frequency in recent years.

Inside hours, the federal authorities was scrambling to formulate a technique to fight the issue, as safety analysts hoped the killing, in a metropolis of 366,000 folks in Santa Catarina state, would possibly show the watershed second that yields productive — and overdue — actions nationwide.

Justice Minister Flávio Dino met with representatives from pupil associations, then advised reporters in Brasilia that he was directing 150 million reais ($30 million) from the nation’s public safety fund to shore up college security. He mentioned that cash pays for each heightened policing and an growth of a Brasilia-based staff for the monitoring of deep-web communities, locations on the web the place hate speech and violence may be glorified.

In the meantime, Schooling Minister Camilo Santana introduced the creation of a gaggle to handle college violence. Santana will lead the group, which is scheduled to satisfy for the primary time Thursday.

“There are not any phrases to console the households. Anybody who has misplaced a relative is aware of that there are not any phrases,” a teary-eyed President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva mentioned Wednesday at first of a ministerial assembly. He requested his ministers observe a minute of silence.

From 2000 to 2022, there have been 16 assaults or violent episodes in faculties in Brazil, 4 of which within the second half of final 12 months, in line with a report from researchers led by Daniel Cara, an schooling professor on the College of Sao Paulo. The 12 researchers — together with psychologists, social scientists, public college educators, journalists and activists — delivered their report back to Lula’s incoming authorities in December.

Final week, a pupil in Sao Paulo fatally stabbed a teacher and wounded a number of others. Brazil has seen at the very least one previous assault on a day care middle, too. That assault additionally occurred in Santa Catarina state, in Might 2021, when an assailant used a dagger to kill three kids below 2 years outdated and two adults.

There isn’t a single issue to elucidate the rise of such assaults, however a standard denominator is what Cara calls “a disaster of perspective” concerning financial issues and the chance that every assailant endured conditions of frustration and violence, together with bullying and harassment.

Usually, the killers are younger individuals who interact in misogynistic or racist speech, make use of neo-Nazi and fascist symbols and enter on-line communities the place violence is lauded, he advised The Related Press.

Younger people who find themselves struggling discover shelter in these on-line communities, in line with Cleo Garcia, a member of the GEPEM analysis group investigating bullying and violence in faculties, and which is linked to 3 distinguished universities. Social media, significantly throughout final 12 months’s polarizing presidential race between Lula and Jair Bolsonaro, generated a cacophony of threats towards totally different teams.

Garcia added that the issue ought to be handled as certainly one of social vulnerability, not solely safety.

“These occasions had been thought of uncommon, as had been excessive local weather occasions, however local weather occasions have already got their protocols to be monitored and addressed. That is what we want,” Garcia mentioned. “In the USA, that is already thought of an epidemic and we hope it doesn’t attain that time right here.”

There are a number of causes driving the rise at school assaults in Brazil – from inequality to undereducation, lack of parenting and publicity to violence — and a few are usually not nationwide however slightly regional and even native, in line with Robert Muggah, co-founder of Igarapé Institute, a Rio de Janeiro-based suppose tank targeted on safety.

The hazard is policymakers trying to combat this problem with a spotlight solely on weapons and their availability, he added.

Lula’s predecessor, Bolsonaro, loosened gun management and actively promoted their use by residents nationwide, claiming it was the most effective means to combat crime, at the same time as public safety consultants mentioned this was unfaithful. On the primary day of Lula’s authorities, Jan. 1, he revoked Bolsonaro-issued decrees associated to firearm entry and has ordered all gun homeowners to register their weapons with the Federal Police by Might 3.

Simone Aparecida Camargo, a instructor on the day care middle attacked Wednesday, advised the AP she believes unrestricted entry to telephones and the web is in charge, and mentioned she was skeptical of the push by authorities to spice up the quantity and frequency of patrols round faculties.

“How lengthy can we’ve police close to faculties? Per week? They should look deeper,” she mentioned.

Camargo locked dozens of kids in a rest room after she heard a colleague screaming a couple of man who had damaged into the day care middle, probably averting an excellent better tragedy.

“We didn’t suppose there was a bloodbath occurring on the market,” mentioned Camargo, who has labored on the day care middle for 5 years. “We see this overseas and by no means thought it may occur right here.”

Martins reported from Sao Paulo. AP author David Biller contributed to this report from Rio de Janeiro.

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BLUMENAU, Brazil — Dad and mom on this small metropolis in southern Brazil are scuffling with how you can clarify to their kids {that a} man slaughtered 4 of their mates, whereas Brazilians throughout the nation are questioning what ought to be finished to stem an apparently systemic rise of violence in faculties.

Dozens of mourners gathered on the day care middle in Blumenau as night fell Wednesday to hope, to put flowers for the victims — aged between 5 and seven — and to cry. At the very least 4 different kids had been wounded within the assault that shook the nation and put stress on the federal government to search out options.

Carlos Kroetz and different mother and father arrived to gather their kids’s backpacks left behind on the middle throughout Wednesday morning’s mayhem.

“My daughter thinks a thief got here in and ran away with out harming anybody,” Kroetz advised The Related Press whereas holding his 6-year-old’s Minnie Mouse bag. “She knew children who died. We nonetheless have to determine a technique to inform her. For now, she is afraid of going to the lavatory by herself, as a result of she thinks the thief will probably be there.”

Franciele Chequeto mentioned one of many women killed was mates together with her 7-year-old son, Gabriel.

“He wasn’t understanding,” Chequeto mentioned. “I sat down and advised him that he not will be capable to see a few of his little mates.”

Authorities have but to provide a motive for the assault by a person with a hatchet, nevertheless it got here as college assaults in Brazil have happened with ever greater frequency in recent years.

Inside hours, the federal authorities was scrambling to formulate a technique to fight the issue, as safety analysts hoped the killing, in a metropolis of 366,000 folks in Santa Catarina state, would possibly show the watershed second that yields productive — and overdue — actions nationwide.

Justice Minister Flávio Dino met with representatives from pupil associations, then advised reporters in Brasilia that he was directing 150 million reais ($30 million) from the nation’s public safety fund to shore up college security. He mentioned that cash pays for each heightened policing and an growth of a Brasilia-based staff for the monitoring of deep-web communities, locations on the web the place hate speech and violence may be glorified.

In the meantime, Schooling Minister Camilo Santana introduced the creation of a gaggle to handle college violence. Santana will lead the group, which is scheduled to satisfy for the primary time Thursday.

“There are not any phrases to console the households. Anybody who has misplaced a relative is aware of that there are not any phrases,” a teary-eyed President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva mentioned Wednesday at first of a ministerial assembly. He requested his ministers observe a minute of silence.

From 2000 to 2022, there have been 16 assaults or violent episodes in faculties in Brazil, 4 of which within the second half of final 12 months, in line with a report from researchers led by Daniel Cara, an schooling professor on the College of Sao Paulo. The 12 researchers — together with psychologists, social scientists, public college educators, journalists and activists — delivered their report back to Lula’s incoming authorities in December.

Final week, a pupil in Sao Paulo fatally stabbed a teacher and wounded a number of others. Brazil has seen at the very least one previous assault on a day care middle, too. That assault additionally occurred in Santa Catarina state, in Might 2021, when an assailant used a dagger to kill three kids below 2 years outdated and two adults.

There isn’t a single issue to elucidate the rise of such assaults, however a standard denominator is what Cara calls “a disaster of perspective” concerning financial issues and the chance that every assailant endured conditions of frustration and violence, together with bullying and harassment.

Usually, the killers are younger individuals who interact in misogynistic or racist speech, make use of neo-Nazi and fascist symbols and enter on-line communities the place violence is lauded, he advised The Related Press.

Younger people who find themselves struggling discover shelter in these on-line communities, in line with Cleo Garcia, a member of the GEPEM analysis group investigating bullying and violence in faculties, and which is linked to 3 distinguished universities. Social media, significantly throughout final 12 months’s polarizing presidential race between Lula and Jair Bolsonaro, generated a cacophony of threats towards totally different teams.

Garcia added that the issue ought to be handled as certainly one of social vulnerability, not solely safety.

“These occasions had been thought of uncommon, as had been excessive local weather occasions, however local weather occasions have already got their protocols to be monitored and addressed. That is what we want,” Garcia mentioned. “In the USA, that is already thought of an epidemic and we hope it doesn’t attain that time right here.”

There are a number of causes driving the rise at school assaults in Brazil – from inequality to undereducation, lack of parenting and publicity to violence — and a few are usually not nationwide however slightly regional and even native, in line with Robert Muggah, co-founder of Igarapé Institute, a Rio de Janeiro-based suppose tank targeted on safety.

The hazard is policymakers trying to combat this problem with a spotlight solely on weapons and their availability, he added.

Lula’s predecessor, Bolsonaro, loosened gun management and actively promoted their use by residents nationwide, claiming it was the most effective means to combat crime, at the same time as public safety consultants mentioned this was unfaithful. On the primary day of Lula’s authorities, Jan. 1, he revoked Bolsonaro-issued decrees associated to firearm entry and has ordered all gun homeowners to register their weapons with the Federal Police by Might 3.

Simone Aparecida Camargo, a instructor on the day care middle attacked Wednesday, advised the AP she believes unrestricted entry to telephones and the web is in charge, and mentioned she was skeptical of the push by authorities to spice up the quantity and frequency of patrols round faculties.

“How lengthy can we’ve police close to faculties? Per week? They should look deeper,” she mentioned.

Camargo locked dozens of kids in a rest room after she heard a colleague screaming a couple of man who had damaged into the day care middle, probably averting an excellent better tragedy.

“We didn’t suppose there was a bloodbath occurring on the market,” mentioned Camargo, who has labored on the day care middle for 5 years. “We see this overseas and by no means thought it may occur right here.”

Martins reported from Sao Paulo. AP author David Biller contributed to this report from Rio de Janeiro.

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BLUMENAU, Brazil — Dad and mom on this small metropolis in southern Brazil are scuffling with how you can clarify to their kids {that a} man slaughtered 4 of their mates, whereas Brazilians throughout the nation are questioning what ought to be finished to stem an apparently systemic rise of violence in faculties.

Dozens of mourners gathered on the day care middle in Blumenau as night fell Wednesday to hope, to put flowers for the victims — aged between 5 and seven — and to cry. At the very least 4 different kids had been wounded within the assault that shook the nation and put stress on the federal government to search out options.

Carlos Kroetz and different mother and father arrived to gather their kids’s backpacks left behind on the middle throughout Wednesday morning’s mayhem.

“My daughter thinks a thief got here in and ran away with out harming anybody,” Kroetz advised The Related Press whereas holding his 6-year-old’s Minnie Mouse bag. “She knew children who died. We nonetheless have to determine a technique to inform her. For now, she is afraid of going to the lavatory by herself, as a result of she thinks the thief will probably be there.”

Franciele Chequeto mentioned one of many women killed was mates together with her 7-year-old son, Gabriel.

“He wasn’t understanding,” Chequeto mentioned. “I sat down and advised him that he not will be capable to see a few of his little mates.”

Authorities have but to provide a motive for the assault by a person with a hatchet, nevertheless it got here as college assaults in Brazil have happened with ever greater frequency in recent years.

Inside hours, the federal authorities was scrambling to formulate a technique to fight the issue, as safety analysts hoped the killing, in a metropolis of 366,000 folks in Santa Catarina state, would possibly show the watershed second that yields productive — and overdue — actions nationwide.

Justice Minister Flávio Dino met with representatives from pupil associations, then advised reporters in Brasilia that he was directing 150 million reais ($30 million) from the nation’s public safety fund to shore up college security. He mentioned that cash pays for each heightened policing and an growth of a Brasilia-based staff for the monitoring of deep-web communities, locations on the web the place hate speech and violence may be glorified.

In the meantime, Schooling Minister Camilo Santana introduced the creation of a gaggle to handle college violence. Santana will lead the group, which is scheduled to satisfy for the primary time Thursday.

“There are not any phrases to console the households. Anybody who has misplaced a relative is aware of that there are not any phrases,” a teary-eyed President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva mentioned Wednesday at first of a ministerial assembly. He requested his ministers observe a minute of silence.

From 2000 to 2022, there have been 16 assaults or violent episodes in faculties in Brazil, 4 of which within the second half of final 12 months, in line with a report from researchers led by Daniel Cara, an schooling professor on the College of Sao Paulo. The 12 researchers — together with psychologists, social scientists, public college educators, journalists and activists — delivered their report back to Lula’s incoming authorities in December.

Final week, a pupil in Sao Paulo fatally stabbed a teacher and wounded a number of others. Brazil has seen at the very least one previous assault on a day care middle, too. That assault additionally occurred in Santa Catarina state, in Might 2021, when an assailant used a dagger to kill three kids below 2 years outdated and two adults.

There isn’t a single issue to elucidate the rise of such assaults, however a standard denominator is what Cara calls “a disaster of perspective” concerning financial issues and the chance that every assailant endured conditions of frustration and violence, together with bullying and harassment.

Usually, the killers are younger individuals who interact in misogynistic or racist speech, make use of neo-Nazi and fascist symbols and enter on-line communities the place violence is lauded, he advised The Related Press.

Younger people who find themselves struggling discover shelter in these on-line communities, in line with Cleo Garcia, a member of the GEPEM analysis group investigating bullying and violence in faculties, and which is linked to 3 distinguished universities. Social media, significantly throughout final 12 months’s polarizing presidential race between Lula and Jair Bolsonaro, generated a cacophony of threats towards totally different teams.

Garcia added that the issue ought to be handled as certainly one of social vulnerability, not solely safety.

“These occasions had been thought of uncommon, as had been excessive local weather occasions, however local weather occasions have already got their protocols to be monitored and addressed. That is what we want,” Garcia mentioned. “In the USA, that is already thought of an epidemic and we hope it doesn’t attain that time right here.”

There are a number of causes driving the rise at school assaults in Brazil – from inequality to undereducation, lack of parenting and publicity to violence — and a few are usually not nationwide however slightly regional and even native, in line with Robert Muggah, co-founder of Igarapé Institute, a Rio de Janeiro-based suppose tank targeted on safety.

The hazard is policymakers trying to combat this problem with a spotlight solely on weapons and their availability, he added.

Lula’s predecessor, Bolsonaro, loosened gun management and actively promoted their use by residents nationwide, claiming it was the most effective means to combat crime, at the same time as public safety consultants mentioned this was unfaithful. On the primary day of Lula’s authorities, Jan. 1, he revoked Bolsonaro-issued decrees associated to firearm entry and has ordered all gun homeowners to register their weapons with the Federal Police by Might 3.

Simone Aparecida Camargo, a instructor on the day care middle attacked Wednesday, advised the AP she believes unrestricted entry to telephones and the web is in charge, and mentioned she was skeptical of the push by authorities to spice up the quantity and frequency of patrols round faculties.

“How lengthy can we’ve police close to faculties? Per week? They should look deeper,” she mentioned.

Camargo locked dozens of kids in a rest room after she heard a colleague screaming a couple of man who had damaged into the day care middle, probably averting an excellent better tragedy.

“We didn’t suppose there was a bloodbath occurring on the market,” mentioned Camargo, who has labored on the day care middle for 5 years. “We see this overseas and by no means thought it may occur right here.”

Martins reported from Sao Paulo. AP author David Biller contributed to this report from Rio de Janeiro.

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BLUMENAU, Brazil — Dad and mom on this small metropolis in southern Brazil are scuffling with how you can clarify to their kids {that a} man slaughtered 4 of their mates, whereas Brazilians throughout the nation are questioning what ought to be finished to stem an apparently systemic rise of violence in faculties.

Dozens of mourners gathered on the day care middle in Blumenau as night fell Wednesday to hope, to put flowers for the victims — aged between 5 and seven — and to cry. At the very least 4 different kids had been wounded within the assault that shook the nation and put stress on the federal government to search out options.

Carlos Kroetz and different mother and father arrived to gather their kids’s backpacks left behind on the middle throughout Wednesday morning’s mayhem.

“My daughter thinks a thief got here in and ran away with out harming anybody,” Kroetz advised The Related Press whereas holding his 6-year-old’s Minnie Mouse bag. “She knew children who died. We nonetheless have to determine a technique to inform her. For now, she is afraid of going to the lavatory by herself, as a result of she thinks the thief will probably be there.”

Franciele Chequeto mentioned one of many women killed was mates together with her 7-year-old son, Gabriel.

“He wasn’t understanding,” Chequeto mentioned. “I sat down and advised him that he not will be capable to see a few of his little mates.”

Authorities have but to provide a motive for the assault by a person with a hatchet, nevertheless it got here as college assaults in Brazil have happened with ever greater frequency in recent years.

Inside hours, the federal authorities was scrambling to formulate a technique to fight the issue, as safety analysts hoped the killing, in a metropolis of 366,000 folks in Santa Catarina state, would possibly show the watershed second that yields productive — and overdue — actions nationwide.

Justice Minister Flávio Dino met with representatives from pupil associations, then advised reporters in Brasilia that he was directing 150 million reais ($30 million) from the nation’s public safety fund to shore up college security. He mentioned that cash pays for each heightened policing and an growth of a Brasilia-based staff for the monitoring of deep-web communities, locations on the web the place hate speech and violence may be glorified.

In the meantime, Schooling Minister Camilo Santana introduced the creation of a gaggle to handle college violence. Santana will lead the group, which is scheduled to satisfy for the primary time Thursday.

“There are not any phrases to console the households. Anybody who has misplaced a relative is aware of that there are not any phrases,” a teary-eyed President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva mentioned Wednesday at first of a ministerial assembly. He requested his ministers observe a minute of silence.

From 2000 to 2022, there have been 16 assaults or violent episodes in faculties in Brazil, 4 of which within the second half of final 12 months, in line with a report from researchers led by Daniel Cara, an schooling professor on the College of Sao Paulo. The 12 researchers — together with psychologists, social scientists, public college educators, journalists and activists — delivered their report back to Lula’s incoming authorities in December.

Final week, a pupil in Sao Paulo fatally stabbed a teacher and wounded a number of others. Brazil has seen at the very least one previous assault on a day care middle, too. That assault additionally occurred in Santa Catarina state, in Might 2021, when an assailant used a dagger to kill three kids below 2 years outdated and two adults.

There isn’t a single issue to elucidate the rise of such assaults, however a standard denominator is what Cara calls “a disaster of perspective” concerning financial issues and the chance that every assailant endured conditions of frustration and violence, together with bullying and harassment.

Usually, the killers are younger individuals who interact in misogynistic or racist speech, make use of neo-Nazi and fascist symbols and enter on-line communities the place violence is lauded, he advised The Related Press.

Younger people who find themselves struggling discover shelter in these on-line communities, in line with Cleo Garcia, a member of the GEPEM analysis group investigating bullying and violence in faculties, and which is linked to 3 distinguished universities. Social media, significantly throughout final 12 months’s polarizing presidential race between Lula and Jair Bolsonaro, generated a cacophony of threats towards totally different teams.

Garcia added that the issue ought to be handled as certainly one of social vulnerability, not solely safety.

“These occasions had been thought of uncommon, as had been excessive local weather occasions, however local weather occasions have already got their protocols to be monitored and addressed. That is what we want,” Garcia mentioned. “In the USA, that is already thought of an epidemic and we hope it doesn’t attain that time right here.”

There are a number of causes driving the rise at school assaults in Brazil – from inequality to undereducation, lack of parenting and publicity to violence — and a few are usually not nationwide however slightly regional and even native, in line with Robert Muggah, co-founder of Igarapé Institute, a Rio de Janeiro-based suppose tank targeted on safety.

The hazard is policymakers trying to combat this problem with a spotlight solely on weapons and their availability, he added.

Lula’s predecessor, Bolsonaro, loosened gun management and actively promoted their use by residents nationwide, claiming it was the most effective means to combat crime, at the same time as public safety consultants mentioned this was unfaithful. On the primary day of Lula’s authorities, Jan. 1, he revoked Bolsonaro-issued decrees associated to firearm entry and has ordered all gun homeowners to register their weapons with the Federal Police by Might 3.

Simone Aparecida Camargo, a instructor on the day care middle attacked Wednesday, advised the AP she believes unrestricted entry to telephones and the web is in charge, and mentioned she was skeptical of the push by authorities to spice up the quantity and frequency of patrols round faculties.

“How lengthy can we’ve police close to faculties? Per week? They should look deeper,” she mentioned.

Camargo locked dozens of kids in a rest room after she heard a colleague screaming a couple of man who had damaged into the day care middle, probably averting an excellent better tragedy.

“We didn’t suppose there was a bloodbath occurring on the market,” mentioned Camargo, who has labored on the day care middle for 5 years. “We see this overseas and by no means thought it may occur right here.”

Martins reported from Sao Paulo. AP author David Biller contributed to this report from Rio de Janeiro.

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BLUMENAU, Brazil — Dad and mom on this small metropolis in southern Brazil are scuffling with how you can clarify to their kids {that a} man slaughtered 4 of their mates, whereas Brazilians throughout the nation are questioning what ought to be finished to stem an apparently systemic rise of violence in faculties.

Dozens of mourners gathered on the day care middle in Blumenau as night fell Wednesday to hope, to put flowers for the victims — aged between 5 and seven — and to cry. At the very least 4 different kids had been wounded within the assault that shook the nation and put stress on the federal government to search out options.

Carlos Kroetz and different mother and father arrived to gather their kids’s backpacks left behind on the middle throughout Wednesday morning’s mayhem.

“My daughter thinks a thief got here in and ran away with out harming anybody,” Kroetz advised The Related Press whereas holding his 6-year-old’s Minnie Mouse bag. “She knew children who died. We nonetheless have to determine a technique to inform her. For now, she is afraid of going to the lavatory by herself, as a result of she thinks the thief will probably be there.”

Franciele Chequeto mentioned one of many women killed was mates together with her 7-year-old son, Gabriel.

“He wasn’t understanding,” Chequeto mentioned. “I sat down and advised him that he not will be capable to see a few of his little mates.”

Authorities have but to provide a motive for the assault by a person with a hatchet, nevertheless it got here as college assaults in Brazil have happened with ever greater frequency in recent years.

Inside hours, the federal authorities was scrambling to formulate a technique to fight the issue, as safety analysts hoped the killing, in a metropolis of 366,000 folks in Santa Catarina state, would possibly show the watershed second that yields productive — and overdue — actions nationwide.

Justice Minister Flávio Dino met with representatives from pupil associations, then advised reporters in Brasilia that he was directing 150 million reais ($30 million) from the nation’s public safety fund to shore up college security. He mentioned that cash pays for each heightened policing and an growth of a Brasilia-based staff for the monitoring of deep-web communities, locations on the web the place hate speech and violence may be glorified.

In the meantime, Schooling Minister Camilo Santana introduced the creation of a gaggle to handle college violence. Santana will lead the group, which is scheduled to satisfy for the primary time Thursday.

“There are not any phrases to console the households. Anybody who has misplaced a relative is aware of that there are not any phrases,” a teary-eyed President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva mentioned Wednesday at first of a ministerial assembly. He requested his ministers observe a minute of silence.

From 2000 to 2022, there have been 16 assaults or violent episodes in faculties in Brazil, 4 of which within the second half of final 12 months, in line with a report from researchers led by Daniel Cara, an schooling professor on the College of Sao Paulo. The 12 researchers — together with psychologists, social scientists, public college educators, journalists and activists — delivered their report back to Lula’s incoming authorities in December.

Final week, a pupil in Sao Paulo fatally stabbed a teacher and wounded a number of others. Brazil has seen at the very least one previous assault on a day care middle, too. That assault additionally occurred in Santa Catarina state, in Might 2021, when an assailant used a dagger to kill three kids below 2 years outdated and two adults.

There isn’t a single issue to elucidate the rise of such assaults, however a standard denominator is what Cara calls “a disaster of perspective” concerning financial issues and the chance that every assailant endured conditions of frustration and violence, together with bullying and harassment.

Usually, the killers are younger individuals who interact in misogynistic or racist speech, make use of neo-Nazi and fascist symbols and enter on-line communities the place violence is lauded, he advised The Related Press.

Younger people who find themselves struggling discover shelter in these on-line communities, in line with Cleo Garcia, a member of the GEPEM analysis group investigating bullying and violence in faculties, and which is linked to 3 distinguished universities. Social media, significantly throughout final 12 months’s polarizing presidential race between Lula and Jair Bolsonaro, generated a cacophony of threats towards totally different teams.

Garcia added that the issue ought to be handled as certainly one of social vulnerability, not solely safety.

“These occasions had been thought of uncommon, as had been excessive local weather occasions, however local weather occasions have already got their protocols to be monitored and addressed. That is what we want,” Garcia mentioned. “In the USA, that is already thought of an epidemic and we hope it doesn’t attain that time right here.”

There are a number of causes driving the rise at school assaults in Brazil – from inequality to undereducation, lack of parenting and publicity to violence — and a few are usually not nationwide however slightly regional and even native, in line with Robert Muggah, co-founder of Igarapé Institute, a Rio de Janeiro-based suppose tank targeted on safety.

The hazard is policymakers trying to combat this problem with a spotlight solely on weapons and their availability, he added.

Lula’s predecessor, Bolsonaro, loosened gun management and actively promoted their use by residents nationwide, claiming it was the most effective means to combat crime, at the same time as public safety consultants mentioned this was unfaithful. On the primary day of Lula’s authorities, Jan. 1, he revoked Bolsonaro-issued decrees associated to firearm entry and has ordered all gun homeowners to register their weapons with the Federal Police by Might 3.

Simone Aparecida Camargo, a instructor on the day care middle attacked Wednesday, advised the AP she believes unrestricted entry to telephones and the web is in charge, and mentioned she was skeptical of the push by authorities to spice up the quantity and frequency of patrols round faculties.

“How lengthy can we’ve police close to faculties? Per week? They should look deeper,” she mentioned.

Camargo locked dozens of kids in a rest room after she heard a colleague screaming a couple of man who had damaged into the day care middle, probably averting an excellent better tragedy.

“We didn’t suppose there was a bloodbath occurring on the market,” mentioned Camargo, who has labored on the day care middle for 5 years. “We see this overseas and by no means thought it may occur right here.”

Martins reported from Sao Paulo. AP author David Biller contributed to this report from Rio de Janeiro.

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