- Year nine student, Xiao Yi, was stabbed in the neck in her classroom in Fujian
- She had refused to help a classmate do homework and was attacked afterwards
- The attacker, a boy, allegedly bought a knife from a market during lunch break
A top student in China has been killed by a classmate in the classroom after refusing to help him with his homework, according to Chinese media.
The victim, 15-year-old Xiao Yi, was stabbed in the neck with a knife at the Jinshi High School in Fujian Province, southeast China, on January 9.
It’s claimed that the boy, surnamed Yan, went to a farmers’ market to buy a knife during the lunch break before attacking Xiao Yi.
According to Haixia Metropolitan, Xiao Yi died shortly after being taken to the hospital.
The report said that Xiao Yi was an elite student in her class and has been preparing hard for the examinations by the end of the month.
Xiao Yi’s mother, Ms Lin, learnt that Yan was sitting in front of her daughter in the class. He turned back and stabbed Xiao Yi in the neck with a flick knife suddenly.
‘I was told Yan asked my daughter to do the homework for him, but she rejected. She told him that she hasn’t finished her own homework,’ said Ms Lin to Haixia Metropolitan.
She added: ‘A woman in the farmers’ market saw Yan buying a flick knife during the lunch hour.’
An unnamed source told Haixia Metropolitan that Yan was a bully at school and he did not do well in school examinations.
It’s claimed that Yan turned himself in at Licheng Police Station after the stabbing.
He has been arrested and detained by the police for intentional bodily harm.
Local education department has had meetings with staff at the Jinshi High School to discuss the matters. They were said to be looking for a solution to prevent similar incidents happening.
Notices have been sent to other schools for them to strengthen security checks and step up on the prevention of any possible violence among students.
Source: Daily Mail UK
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