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School Stabbing In China Focuses Attention On Inadequate Mental Health Care

School Stabbing In China Focuses Attention On Inadequate: IBTimesIBTimes
Friday, 14 December 2012

A number of knife-wielding attacks on children in various schools across China have occurred in recent years, underlining the shortcomings of the nation's mental health care system. 

State-run news agency Xinhua has reported that Min Yingjun, 36, was arrested after he went on a stabbing rampage that left children and an elderly woman injured as they were walking to school on Friday morning. A post on Weibo, China's top microblogging site that's similar to Twitter, described the "vicious incident" that unfolded. 

"One mental patient charged into a group of students on their way to school, hacked and injured one resident and 22 students," the post read.

The man who initially stabbed the elderly resident before attacking the children was eventually stopped by school guards. 

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