China school knifing tragedy; death toll rises to nine

death toll in the case has now risen to nine in Friday’s stabbing attack

The tragedy that struck the northwestern China has seen more deaths than reported earlier.

The case is of a middle school in northwestern China allegedly carried out by a former pupil seeking revenge for having been bullied.

The death toll in the case has now risen to nine in Friday’s stabbing attack.

The Mizhi county government in Shaanxi province reported that another 10 people have been hospitalized with injuries resulting from the rampage outside the No. 3 Middle School in the rural area that took place as classes were being dismissed for the evening.

Meanwhile, police have arrested a 28-year-old suspect identified by the surname Zhao.

Police said that this student has been at the school and was apparently seeking revenge for having been picked on.

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