22 Kids Injured in Knife Attack at Chinese School

Incident echoes string of similar knife attacks

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Dec 14, 2012 9:00 AM CST

(Newser) – A knife-wielding man injured 22 children and one adult outside a primary school in central China as students were arriving for classes today, police said, the latest in a series of periodic rampage attacks at Chinese schools and kindergartens. The attack in the Henan province village of Chengping happened shortly before 8am. The alleged attacker, 36-year-old villager Min Yingjun, is now in police custody, a police officer said.

A Guangshan county hospital administrator said the man first attacked an elderly woman, then students, before being subdued by security guards who have been posted across China following a spate of school attacks in recent years. He said there were no deaths among the nine students admitted, although two badly injured children had been transferred to better-equipped hospitals outside the county. It was not clear how old the injured children were, but Chinese primary school pupils are generally 6-11 years old.

People gather outside the Zhongxin Kindergarten in China's Jiangsu Province, after a similar knife attack back in May 2010 in this file photo.
People gather outside the Zhongxin Kindergarten in China's Jiangsu Province, after a similar knife attack back in May 2010 in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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