Two students hurt in China knife attack

February 8th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Feb 8 (IANS) A knife-wielding man broke into a school in China, stabbed two students and fled, authorities said Wednesday.

The man entered the No.1 Middle School of Nanchang in east Jiangxi province at about 6.45 a.m. Tuesday when a few students had arrived early for classes, a spokesperson of the Nanchang city government said.

He went to the second floor of the school’s main building and attacked a first-year student, who was wounded but managed to escape after a scuffle.

The man chased the girl and attacked another second-year student, a boy, on the way. The two were rushed to hospital, Xinhua quoted the spokesperson as saying.

Educational campus security was a major issue of public concern in 2010 after six school attacks occurred in just three months from March to May that year, leaving at least 17 dead and scores injured. Most of the victims were primary school or kindergarten children.

The string of violence prompted schools across the country to improve security.

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