Chinese Farmer Attacks 5 Kids With Hammer

China stunned by 3rd school attack in 3 days
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2010 1:19 AM CDT
Chinese Farmer Attacks 5 Kids With Hammer
A knife-wielding man attacked over two dozen children in Taixing, eastern China, yesterday. Authorities, fearing more copycat attacks, are beefing up school security.   (AP Photo/Xinhua, Gu Ye)

Schools across China are scrambling to beef up security after 5 children were injured in the third school attack in as many days. In the latest tragedy, a farmer used a motorcycle to smash through a gate of a school in Shandong province and then attacked kindergarten students with a hammer, AP reports. He then grabbed two children, poured gasoline on himself, and set himself on fire.

The attacker died, but none of the children suffered life-threatening injuries. Twenty-nine children were injured when a knife-wielding man attacked a kindergarten in eastern China yesterday. (Read more China stories.)

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