Chinese state media say six officials have been fired after a man hacked and injured 23 elementary school students with a knife in central China’s Henan province.
The official Xinhua News Agency said Tuesday that two school principals, two township police officers, one township safety official and one county education official were sacked after Friday’s hacking incident in Chenpeng village, Guangshan county.
County officials confirmed the firings Tuesday but said they did not know the specific reasons cited for the removal of the six officials.
Authorities have arrested Min Yongjun on suspicion of jeopardizing public security for stabbing the children.
A statement from the Guangshan county government indicated that Min might have been strongly affected by “doomsday rumors.”
Some people believe the Mayan calendar predicts an apocalypse this Friday.
via News from The Associated Press.
There is absolutely no hope for our species. After all of these years of evolution, there is this diseased thinking. The world might end in a few days, so he should go and kill children? Even if the world is ending this Friday, what’s the point? Enjoy the last hours and let everyone else enjoy theirs. Are there would-be child killers out there just holding back because they think the world will not end?