A teenage boy was stabbed to death and three others injured in a classroom at a school in Si Sa Ket’s Sri Rattana district on Monday afternoon.
Police were called to a public school in Sri Rattana district about 2.20pm on Monday.
They found a 14-year-old Matthayom Suksa 2 student dead in a classroom with multiple stab wounds. Three other injured students were given first aid by teachers before being sent to hospital.
The slain youth and another student, also 14 and in Mathayom Suksa 2, had been playing together before they started fighting during lunch break. The other student stormed off in anger, Thai media reported on Tuesday.
In the afternoon, the angry student returned accompanied by friends.
He was armed with a knife and attacked the victim, who was sitting at the front of the classroom, reports said.
The victim was stabbed in the chest and in other areas, and fell bleeding to the floor. Three other students were also hurt during the altercation. The attacker fled.
A young student was later escorted to Sri Rattana police station by his parents. The boy was charged with assault causing death and physical assault of other people.
Police said the boy would be taken the provincial juvenile court for questioning on Tuesday.