Four children were fatally stabbed by a man on their way to school in Guangxi province this morning, officials reported.
The attack took place early this morning in Lingshan county, the Associated Press said. Three of the children were killed instantly and the fourth child died after being transported to the hospital. Police are now searching for a 56-year-old suspect. No other details on his identity have been revealed.
Culprits in recent attacks on school grounds are usually found to be mentally ill or angry at society, AP points out. Earlier in September, a man stabbed three children to death and injured several more at an elementary school in Hubei province. The suspect was reportedly upset because the school hadn’t let his daughter register for classes. He committed suicide shortly after.
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