n all too common tragedy in China, at least 14 children have been injured after a woman went on a terrifying stabbing spree at a kindergarten in the city of Chongqing.
The kids were being led inside after morning exercises at around 9:30 am when the 39-year-old woman surnamed Liu entered the school’s grounds and attacked with a kitchen knife, local police said. She was eventually subdued by teachers and a security guard before being arrested by police at the scene.
At this time, it’s not clear why the woman committed the attack.
Disturbing images and footage have since been shared online, showing bloody children being rushed away from the school, including some kids with gashes to their face.
Unfortunately, vicious stabbings involving schoolchildren are nothing new in China. In the early part on this decade, there was an extremely troubling string of incidents involving men bursting into schools and hacking down as many children as they could.
With tight restrictions on guns in China, assailants were forced to use knives or cleavers to carry out their massacres. The government pinned the blame of these attacks on those with mental health problems looking for easy targets.
While the number of these kinds of school stabbings has certainly decreased in recent years, they still do happen from time to time. In April of this year, a 28-year-old man killed nine kids and injured 10 more in a knife attack near a middle school in Shaanxi province. The man said that he carried out the attack because he had been bullied at the same school a decade ago. He was executed in September.
In June, a man stabbed two kids to death outside of a primary school in Shanghai. Police said that the man carried out the gruesome attack as a way of taking revenge on society.”