The man who stabbed three children to death and injured several more before committing suicide at a primary school in Hubei province yesterday was reportedly angry because the school didn’t let his daughter register for the new term, state media reports said.
The knife-wielding suspect broke into the primary school in Shiyan City, Hubei at approximately 10:20 on Monday morning. He was the parent of a student who wasn’t allowed to register for the new school term because she hadn’t finished her summer homework, according to Reuters, citing the state broadcaster CCTV.
The man entered the school, in Shiyan city of Hubei province, saying he had to register his daughter, CCTV said citing the initial police investigation.
After the attack, the man killed himself by jumping out the school building, state media said. […] The attacker on Monday injured a teacher and eight children, three of whom died on their way to the hospital, CCTV said.
A government official in Shiyan, contacted by telephone, declined to comment on the attack.
In May this year, a man equipped with a kitchen knife injured eight students when he went on a rampage at a school in Hubei province.
Most school security guards are not trained to stop such attacks, Reuters added.
UPDATE [11:59 a.m.]: Xinhua just confirmed via Twitter that four people have now been reported as dead in the attack.
Man stabs 4 to death, kills himself, after school refuses to register his daughter for undone homework pic.twitter.com/MOMn6JH7dc
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) September 2, 2014