Twenty Chinese school children wounded in hammer attack

09 January, 2019, 00:11 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • Police apprehended a suspect at the scene

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The attack took place at Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Beijing's Xicheng district after 11.15am.

Three children suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the Xicheng district government said on its social media account.

Jia, a native of northern Heilongjiang province, was employed through a labour service company to perform daily maintenance work at the school.

The suspect, surnamed Jia, was apprehended at the scene and an investigation has been launched, the statement said.

"To vent his discontent, Jia used his work hammer to hurt the students during a class break", China Central Television, the state broadcaster, reported. According to the school's website, it has 2,537 students and 199 teaching personnel.

It said all of the wounded pupils were taken to hospital and were receiving treatment.

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"The children were attacked while they were doing exercises on the school running track".

"I was terrified", said a man who identified himself by the surname Xie. In the clip, the head teacher confirms that the attack was carried out by a former employee and occurred on the school's first floor in a number of different second grade classrooms.

"(The school) didn't tell us anything", Xie said.

Such incidents have forced authorities to increase security around schools and led to calls for more research into the root causes of such acts.

In April last year, a 28-year-old man killed nine middle-school students as they were returning home in one of the country's deadliest knife attacks in recent years.

In November 2018, five people were killed when a vehicle was driven into a crowd of children outside a kindergarten in the northeast of the country.

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