8 Children Killed In Primary School Attack In China
At least eight children have been reportedly stabbed to death in a knife attack during the opening of classes at a primary school in China’s central province of Hubei.
The attack occured at Chaotangpo Primary School in the town of Baiyangping, in Hubei province, but the motive remains unclear. A 40-year-old suspect named Yu was arrested following the attack on Monday.
A report published online on Monday by the Guangzhou-based news outlet Southern Weekly, citing employees at a local prison, said the suspect was released last year after serving an eight-year sentence for attempted murder. The report, has since been taken down, it also stated that the man had stabbed his girlfriend 40 times because of “emotional problems.”
Two children were reported injured and taken to the hospital. This isn’t the first attack on school children in China. There have been several attacks on school children in mainland China in recent years.
Earlier this year, 20 school children were injured when a hammer-wielding man attacked a primary school in the Chinese capital, Beijing. In June last year, two children were stabbed to death by a man outside an elementary school in Shanghai.
In April last year, nine children were killed and more than a dozen injured outside a middle school in northwestern Shaanxi province by an attacker who was allegedly a former student seeking revenge for having been bullied.
In 2014, a man in southwestern Guangxi province stabbed to death four children while on their way to school