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'School staff member' detained after 20 primary pupils wounded in Beijing attack

09 January, 2019, 00:11 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Knifeman stabs 20 children in attack at Chinese primary school

By Own Correspondent| At least 20 children inside a Beijing primary school have been wounded following an attack by a male labourer, Chinese authorities have said.

The Xicheng district government posted on its social media account that three of the children had serious but non-life-threatening injuries. All of the injured children are receiving hospital treatment.

Police in the Xicheng district of the city said in a statement on Weibo that they had detained a 49-year-old male suspect surnamed Jia, who was a former fix worker at the school. His contract was set to expire this month and had not been renewed.

Parents escort their children outside the gates of elementary school in Beijing.

A video circulating online showed the school's headmaster telling angry parents that the attack occurred on the first floor, which held Year Two classes.

The attack took place at the Beijing No. 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School at around 11:17am local time on Tuesday.

Police in Xicheng declined to comment when reached by phone.

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Though the school was discussing another job posting for Jia, he used a hammer and attacked students to "vent his resentment", they said.

"The details are still not clear", wrote one parent on WeChat.

The school, founded in 1908, has 2,537 students and 199 teaching personnel, according to its website. In October last year, a 39-year-old woman was detained on suspicion of stabbing 14 children at a kindergarten in Chongqing.

Five children were killed in November when a auto ploughed into a crowd outside a school in Huludao in Liaoning province.

Many schools in China have increased security in recent years following violence against students and family members.

In November, five people were killed when a auto ploughed into a crowd of children outside a north-eastern Chinese nursery.

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