Knife attack at Chinese school wounds 22 children
Wei Jingru, a primary school student injured in a knife attack, receives medical treatment in a hospital.
December 14th, 2012
08:27 AM ET

Knife attack at Chinese school wounds 22 children

Twenty-two primary school children were wounded - several critically - in a knife attack Friday in central China, authorities said.

The attack took place at the entrance to the Chenpeng Village Primary School in Henan province, according to the public information department of Guangshan, the area where the school is located.

China was hit by a spate of knife and cleaver attacks that targeted schoolchildren in 2010.

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  1. Benn

    That's alot of injured children for 1 person with just a knife. I sure hope they will all be ok.

    December 14, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Cathy

      I pray for the recovery of the victims in China. As we in the United States, and Connecticut, are suffering, so are they. God Bless all those suffering at this time.

      December 15, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    Crazys everywhere! Tragedies like this wouldn't happen if every law abiding citizen in China had a concealed knife permit. This according to the National Knifemans Association (NKA). 🙁

    December 14, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • lorraine

      In China people do need ID to buy those big knives,so criminals can only use the small ones to stab people and just got them injured,not dead。

      December 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    This is wholly awful.
    What would possess someone to stab children??

    December 14, 2012 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Tim

    In China, one crazy man armed with a knife injures 23 people.
    Had this been in America, the crazy man would have had a gun, and it would be 23 DEAD.

    December 14, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Stacy

      He did, and it is 26 dead so far in Connecticut. God help all the children everywhere, they are in a world of madness.

      December 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      I totally agree with you tim. Twenty-two alive, but hurt children, compared to 20 dead children and 6 adults. Automatic machine guns have to go period. Gun laws or no gun laws they need revision. Why is this story almost backpage news compared to the conniticut one. You hit the nail on the head.

      December 14, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    SSRI's @ banasy, what else could drive someone out of their mind to act in this manner? Really.

    December 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Do you have knowledge on this case that nobody else knows about?
      If you do, please share.
      An equal scenario would be a schizophrenic hearing voices saying "God told me to do it."

      December 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      Give it up on the SSRI's already. People that do these random acts of violence are insane.

      December 14, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. mike little

    It's not the gun that kill or the knife it's the person

    December 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonathan

      Again, people cannot kill if they dont have guns.

      December 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Moses

    This is ridiculous two schools in two different country's, what's going on with people and schools, if anything they should be upset with the other country's trying out nuclear missile warheads.....god bless the families in sorrow

    December 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BOMBO

    Every American needs to read these two stories and think really, really hard about gun control. Seriously, the logic is not that difficult. Is it?

    December 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • GatorALLin

      ...Just get the criminals and crazy people to give up their guns first..... then you can have mine..

      December 14, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Well said@Portland tony.

    Well its not hard to imagine what horror this man would have unleashed with an assault rifle.

    December 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fernace

    It's hard to respond to senseless violence, especially when the most innocent among us are the recipients! You have to be truly twisted to want to take your anger out on happy little kids, going to school in the morning to learn stuff! My heart goes out to families in both nations, on this tragic day!!

    December 14, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mike C

    This coupled with the attack in Connecticut really show that need for proper mental health evaluation.

    December 14, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. wurst

    If the conn. guy didnt have access to g u n he would've found another way-case in point rite here

    December 14, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • larry

      but then, people will be injured...not dead.

      December 24, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    @ Mary, contrary to your belief not everyone is taking prescription meds! Some people are just plain crazy!

    December 15, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ann R. Key

    All I can say is I've never heard of a drive-by stabbing!!! Guns don't KILL people-easy access to guns makes it easier for people to kill people-in Conneticut the gunman had the easiest access of all-his mother purchased all of the guns legally!!

    December 16, 2012 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  15. kbwizard

    This is a sad event and I am glad the the person using the knife was inept. If the person who did this was a knowledgeable about using a knife as I am then there would be 22 dead children. I guarantee you. I will concede that knowledge was a factor where in CT you can be inept with a gun and still be dangerous. I am a little concerned that we point to the laws of a totalitarian communist system of government to show how banning weapons in the hands of civilians is a good idea. Keep in mind they started with banning guns then the rest of the rights followed.

    December 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
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