School Violence in Thailand

School violence instigated by students among technical or technology vocational schools is frequent ongoing problem for at least a decade. While some of this violence erupts on-campus, the majority of this violence occurs where groups mingle in public locations off-campus (often shootings in well known public spots with lots of foot traffic). This can be a busy intersection, a bar, pub, arena, mall, park or similar spot, and often results in mass hospitalizations and death of students involved, as well as innocent bystanders. Guns are frequently used, sometimes even grenades, machetes, axes, but also knives. The military and PM General Prayut under martial law has attempted to stop these students but there lawlessness still remains.