Chinese authorities confirm school attack
POSTED: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 9:04am
NBC News — Chinese authorities are confirming an attack friday by a knife wielding man at an elementary school. Police say the man slashed 23 children and an adult at the elementary school in central China. The man reportedly attacked the children at the gate of their school.
The suspected attacker was arrested by police and investigators are now working to determine his motive. Doctors say all of the children are expected to survive. There has been a series of attacks on schools and schoolchildren around China in recent years, some by people who have lost their jobs or felt left out of the country's economic boom.