Timeline: China school attacks

Scores of children have been injured or killed in incidents across the country.

    Increased security measures have been ordered across China following the latest attacks [EPA]

    May 12, 2010: Seven children and two adults are stabbed to death at a kindergarten in Shaanxi province.

    April 30: Five children are injured in a school in Fujian province after a man attacks them with an iron hammer before burning himself to death.

    April 29: A man attacks children with a knife used to slaughter pigs, injuring 29, in Jiangsu province.

    April 28: A teacher who had been on sick leave since 2006 for mental problems injure at least 15 pupils and a teacher in a knife attack at a primary school in Guangdong province.

    April 12: A man kills a second grader and an elderly woman near an elementary school in the southern Guangxi region, a day before he was to be sent to hospital for psychological treatment.

    March 23: A doctor stabs to death eight children outside their elementary school in Fujian province.

    March 2, 2009: Two pre-schoolers are killed and others injured at a primary school in Guangdong province.

    February 24, 2008: A former student at the Leizhou No 2 Middle School in Guangdong kills a two students before killing himself.

    June, 2007: An attacker breaks into a primary school in Guangdong and kills one child.

    May 24, 2006: A man hacks a neighbour to death in Henan province before taking 19 elementary school students hostage and killing one.

    November 25, 2004: Nine boys are stabbed to death in a high school dormitory in Henan.

    August 4, 2004: A part-time gatekeeper at a Beijing kindergarten kills one child and slashes 14 others and three teachers.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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