Man stabs 28 children in China school attack
Second mass stabbing of students in two days, third in a month
An unemployed man entered a kindergarten in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province on Thursday morning and stabbed 28 kindergarten students and three adults, critically wounding at least five children, local authorities and state news agencies reported.
Police identified the assailant as Xu Yuyuan, a 47-year-old former insurance agent. According to Xinhua, he began attacking children with a knife about eight inches long around 9 am at the Zhongxin Kindergarten. Thursday’s attack occurred a day after a 33-year-old man in the southern province of Guangdong stabbed 15 fourth-and fifth-graders at a primary school.
On March 23, Zheng Minsheng, 42, stabbed eight primary school students to death in Fujian Province. Those murders created a nationwide sensation, stirring calls for a school safety crackdown. Zheng was executed on Wednesday.