A new attack on a school has occurred in China, killing six people including three children in the south of the country.
New drama in a school in China. An attack on a kindergarten killed six people and injured one Monday in Lianjiang, southern China, a spokeswoman for the municipality said.
Among the seven victims are “a teacher, two parents and three students”. “A suspect has been arrested,” said the spokeswoman, without being able to immediately give details on the age or identity of the victims, or the type of weapon used. According to the police, the arrested suspect is a young man of 25 years.
Attacks on the rise in schools
The attack took place in the morning around 7:40 a.m. in the city of Lianjiang, located in Guangdong province, according to state-backed media China News Network.
Stabbing attacks have increased in recent years in China, where the law prohibits citizens from possessing firearms. Deadly attacks specifically targeting schools have taken place across the country, prompting authorities to step up security around schools.
In August 2022, an attack on a kindergarten left three dead and six injured in southwestern Jiangxi province. In April 2021, two children were killed while 16 others were injured in a stabbing attack in the southern town of Beiliu. In 2019, eight children lost their lives on back-to-school day, in the center of the country, stabbed in their establishment.
In 2018, an individual killed nine college students as they left their school in northern Shaanxi province. The man, sentenced to death and executed in the months that followed, said he acted out of revenge after being the victim of harassment when he was a student at the same college.
Videos taken by witnesses to the attacks and posted on the Chinese social network Weibo were quickly deleted by the authorities.
Source: BFM TV