Nine students have been stabbed to death and 12 others were injured after a former student attacked them outside a school in northern China.
The former student allegedly stabbed them in a revenge plot after being bullied at the school in Shaanxi province. It took place outside the No3 Middle School in the rural area as classes were being dismissed for the evening.
The Mizhi county government reports the 12 people who suffered injuries during the stabbing rampage and are in hospital. .
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Police have arrested a 28-year-old suspect identified by the surname Zhao who had been a student at the school. The Mizhi government said on Saturday that the suspect was apparently seeking revenge for being picked on when he was a student of the school.
Gun ownership in China is restricted, making knives and homemade explosives the most common weapons in violent crimes. In 2010, nearly 20 children were killed in knife attacks outside school gates. In June last year, a 22-year-old man made a bomb that exploded at the front gate of a kindergarten in eastern China, killing eight people, including himself.