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Xinhua is reporting that a principal of a kindergarten in Hebei poisoned to death two students from a rival school as part of an ongoing feud.
We’ll let Beijing Cream recount this utterly insane story:
Xinhua reports that the principal of an unnamed kindergarten in Pingshan, Hebei province intentionally laced yogurt with tetramine, then hired someone to have it sold along a route that children took on their way to a competiting kindergarten.
The poisoned yogurt was sold on April 24. Two girls died.
It’s difficult to fathom how anyone could decide that the proper next step in an already petty, pointless feud, was to poison some children. When we reported that an alleged child rapist was working as an English teacher in Beijing we said that this should prompt schools to institute proper background checks for foreign hires. Now it seems that Chinese candidates for jobs in education are equally lacking, because there is no way that someone as viciously deranged and fucking stupid as the perpetrator in this story should have been in charge of anything.