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Further revealing workplace/school violence is a global issue: Teen kills 5 at Brazil pre-school

Yesterday, a teenager armed with a machete stabbed three children and two teachers to death at the Aquarela preschool in Saudades, in the southern state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Several other children are hospitalized as a result of the attack.

According to local school board official Silvia Fernandes dos Santos, the male suspect was taken into police custody after unsuccessfully attempting to stab himself to death.

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Authorities are investigating the possible motive for the massacre.

As this horrendous attack demonstrates, workplace and school violence is not just an American tragedy. Prevention is the only solution to this continuing global epidemic.

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