31 May 2010

Chinese preschool attacker reported executed

8:31 am on 31 May 2010

A man who attacked 29 children and three teachers at a nursery school in east China has been executed, state media say.

Xu Yuyuan, 47, knifed his victims at the Zhongzin preschool in Taixing city, Jiangsu province, on 29 April.

He was convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to death at a court earlier this month, the BBC reports.

It was one of a series of school attacks that have rocked China over the past two months. Xu, who was unemployed, reportedly said his motive was to vent his rage against society.

All 32 victims survived the attack.