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'...recent happenings in Krugersdorp, South Africa, where a sword-wielding schoolboy killed 16-year-old Jacques Pretorius. Another pupil and two gardeners were also treated for stab wounds. As the attacker stalked through Nic Diederichs Technical High School, he was, according to reports, dressed in an outfit recalling Slipknot's Jordison – particularly the drummer's eerie mask.

18-year-old Morne Harmse is now in custody pending a court appearance later this month.

Pierre Eksteen, who directs a South African student support network, was among those holding "satanic music" partially responsible for the attack. "He came here camouflaged as the guy from Slipknot," Eksteen told the Times (in South Africa). "We know the wrong kind of music and drugs have bad effects. Young people need to be informed of the effects of bad Satanic music."'


Slipknot blamed for inspiring school murder