Man charged with stabbing schoolchildren in Alaska erupts in court hearing

Strapped to a chair in Anchorage District Court, the man accused of slashing four elementary school students stared blankly at a judge and refused to answer any questions. But as guards ushered Jason W. Pritchard out of the courtroom, he erupted. "Kill the young children, kill yourself. Kill the young children first, then kill yourself."

ALSO: Pritchard lived a life that seemed relatively normal and even successful until the mid-1990s, when the command voices and religious delusions of schizophrenia apparently took over his life.

AND: In the wake of the attack, school and police officials in Anchorage are reviewing security measures.

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