20 school children in China injured in attack
Twenty children were injured in a brutal hammer attack at a Beijing primary school Tuesday by a disgruntled former school maintenance worker. Four students were seriously injured, requiring emergency surgery for fractured skulls, according to the Beijing Xicheng District Municipal government.
Authorities said, however, none of the injuries sustained were life threatening.
Xicheng authorities said in statement posted on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, that police had detained a 49-year-old male suspect surnamed Jia. His given name was withheld by authorities, a common practice in China.
According to the police, Jia was a migrant worker from Northeastern Heilongjiang province whose contract at school was being terminated at the end of the month. Police believe that the suspect was taking out his anger at being fired on the students.
The attack occurred shortly after 11 a.m. local time at Beijing’s Xuanwu Normal Experimental No. 1 Affiliated Primary School. Jia reportedly began…
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