Children attending the school are between ages 6 and 12. All 37 students involved in the attack sustained mild injuries, NBC News reported.
Meanwhile, the two teachers had more severe wounds, but they were not life-threatening. Eight ambulances were reportedly sent to the scene.
The attacker, identified as Li Xiaomin, 50, has since been taken into custody for investigation. State-run broadcaster Global Times reported that Li works as a security guard at the school.
This is not the first time someone attacked schools in China. Last November, a man targeted kindergarten students in Yunnan province and sprayed people with a corrosive liquid. Fifty-one people — mostly students — were injured, according to Al Jazeera.
Then, last September, eight students died and two others were wounded in a “school-related criminal case” in the Hubei province. A 40-year-old man was arrested.
In October 2018, a woman with a kitchen knife slashed at least 14 children at a kindergarten in Chongqing, CNN noted.
In April of the same year, a man, also with a knife, killed nine children on their way home from school in Shaanxi province. The 28-year-old suspect was sentenced to death later.
Aside from knife attacks, perpetrators have also used homemade explosives, such as in a June 2017 case that killed eight people and injured dozens outside a kindergarten in Jiangsu province.
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