Sunday, 21. September 2014
01. 09. 14. - 15:00
This picture shows the dramatic end to yet another knife attack in China in which a man burst into a primary school and stabbed three children to death and injured several others before killing himself by jumping from the top floor to his death.
Police say the unidentified man armed with two knives burst into the primary school in north-western China's Hubei Province and started attacking students. The incident happened first thing in the morning and school had only just started with the parents having just dropped off their children.
A teacher who tried to stop the man from attacking the children was also stabbed and critically injured, and five other children were also hospitalised with an unspecified knife wounds as a result of the attack.
The three children that were killed were not named.
It is not known what the man's motive was or his identity, but as armed police surrounded the building he ran up the stairs and then jumped off of the roof, dying instantly after hitting the ground outside the primary school in Shiyan, a city in Hubei Province.
There have been a spate of attacks on schools starting as long ago as 2010, making many parents worried about their children's safety in schools and demanding local officials and school governors step up security.
The education ministry has formed an emergency panel to tackle the violence and some local police authorities have distributed such instruments as steel pitchforks and pepper spray to security guards in schools.
However, not all schools increased their security because they do not have enough money to hire extra security. The state media has also been keeping news of these attacks quiet by deleting forum entries on the internet and releasing few facts on the incident for fear of copycat crimes and mass panic.
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