Police in Thailand are working tirelessly to gather evidence and obtain arrest warrants for nine suspects involved in a recent attack. The suspects, who are believed to be former students of Uthenthawai, a vocational school, have been identified, but the police are carefully verifying the identity of the others involved. One person, known as Nattaporn, was injured in the attack and is currently receiving treatment at Chulalongkorn Hospital.
The incident is the latest in a long-standing feud between Uthenthawai and another vocational school called PIT. Both schools offer similar courses, leading to intense competition and deep-rooted animosity between the students. This rivalry has resulted in acts of revenge and violence in the past.
On November 11, two Uthenthawai students shot and killed a PIT student in front of the Sacred Heart Convent School. Tragically, a stray bullet from the shooting also took the life of a female teacher from the school. Following this incident, a police investigation uncovered the existence of a gang formed by former and current PIT students, targeting Uthenthawai students to seek revenge for previous deaths. Several arrests have already been made in connection with these incidents.
Just recently, on January 8, around 80 students from Uthenthawai and PIT engaged in a violent brawl on the BTS skywalk outside MBK Centre, causing panic among shoppers. This street fight led to the temporary closure of Uthenthawai’s engineering faculty for three days.
The ongoing conflict between these two schools is a matter of great concern, as it not only jeopardizes the safety of the students involved but also disrupts the peace and security of the surrounding community. The police are determined to bring the perpetrators to justice and put an end to this cycle of violence.
Efforts are being made to address the underlying issues that fuel this rivalry and prevent further escalation. It is crucial for authorities, educational institutions, and community leaders to work together in finding a peaceful resolution and ensuring the safety of all students.