China tightens school security following attacks

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BEIJING (AP) - China is ordering schools across the country to tighten security in the wake of a series of attacks on children at schools. In Beijing, armed police are patrolling schools.

In the latest attack, the official news agency says a farmer attacked kindergarten students with a hammer, then burned himself to death.

There have been five attacks at schools in just over a month. Sociologists suspect some of them could be the work of copycats.

A group of parents marched outside a hospital Friday night, demanding a better government response and proper care for their children. Video posted online showed them holding signs that read “Baby come home,” and chanting, “We want the truth!”

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