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This past November, 18-year-old  Faisal Mohammad from Santa Clara, California was a freshman computer science & engineering major at the University of California.  Mohammad stabbed four students. The incident began when Mohammad used the knife to stab two people in a second-floor room before class started around 8 a.m. A construction worker named Byron Price was working nearby and heard when the two students were being stabbed. Byron said “He had a smile on his face, he was having fun,” Byron witnessed how Mohammad was swinging it down to the two students, and Byron said the knife was about 6 to 8 inches long.

Mohammad got away from the construction worker which he was stabbed too. On the way out of the building he stabbed to more persons. One of them was a school employee sitting at a bench. When The suspect was running to escape, he was shot and killed by pursuing campus police on a nearby foot bridge.  Two of the injured were taken in airlifted to hospitals nearby, and the other two were treated on campus. However, all of them are expected to survive.

Many of these massacre have occurred in colleges which make people question why is it happening. Why do they do it? are they against of the opportunities in education? I believe that these people who have been committing these assassinations and acts of violence might suffer a mental illness. It now has occurred in many parts of the country, so is time authorities start taking action in order to prevent from not happening anymore. They need to find a way to stop psychopath from killing. I think hospitals should do research on people who has mental illness, so they can be treat it in a special place for people who suffer from mental disorder.

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