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20 kids injured after hammer attack at Beijing (34)

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Chinese parents and grandparents wait to pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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A Chinese security guard stands at the gate as parents and grandparents wait to pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents wait to pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents wait to pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents wait to pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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A view of Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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A Chinese national flag flutters at Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents wait to pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents wait to pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents wait to pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese criminal investigators arrive at Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents wait to pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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A Chinese security guard stands guard next to parents and grandparents waiting to pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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A Chinese police officer patrols the street near Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Cyclists pass by a police car on the road near Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Pedestrians walk past Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Police cars arrive at the road near Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents wait to pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents wait to pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents wait to pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Chinese parents and grandparents wait to pick up their children outside Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday (8 January 2019) after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from northeast China's Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end in January and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Head of the department of propaganda of Beijing's Xicheng district, is surrounded by media and parents as he receives an interview after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the No 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end this month and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. Wang Shaofeng, Xicheng district chief said on Tuesday night that security at all schools in the district has been stepped up. Many of the wounded students had head injuries. Four, whose skulls were fractured in the attack, require surgery. A student who had the most severe head injury was still undergoing surgery at 9 pm. The operations on the other three students had been successfully completed, Li Jia, deputy Party chief of Capital Medical University Xuanwu Hospital, said at a news conference. Liu Yuhui, head of Beijing Education Commission, said schools have been instructed to run thorough security checks on school workers. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Head of the department of propaganda of Beijing's Xicheng district, is surrounded by media and parents as he receives an interview after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the No 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end this month and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. Wang Shaofeng, Xicheng district chief said on Tuesday night that security at all schools in the district has been stepped up. Many of the wounded students had head injuries. Four, whose skulls were fractured in the attack, require surgery. A student who had the most severe head injury was still undergoing surgery at 9 pm. The operations on the other three students had been successfully completed, Li Jia, deputy Party chief of Capital Medical University Xuanwu Hospital, said at a news conference. Liu Yuhui, head of Beijing Education Commission, said schools have been instructed to run thorough security checks on school workers. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Head of the department of propaganda of Beijing's Xicheng district, is surrounded by media and parents as he receives an interview after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the No 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end this month and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. Wang Shaofeng, Xicheng district chief said on Tuesday night that security at all schools in the district has been stepped up. Many of the wounded students had head injuries. Four, whose skulls were fractured in the attack, require surgery. A student who had the most severe head injury was still undergoing surgery at 9 pm. The operations on the other three students had been successfully completed, Li Jia, deputy Party chief of Capital Medical University Xuanwu Hospital, said at a news conference. Liu Yuhui, head of Beijing Education Commission, said schools have been instructed to run thorough security checks on school workers. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Head of the department of propaganda of Beijing's Xicheng district, is surrounded by media and parents as he receives an interview after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the No 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end this month and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. Wang Shaofeng, Xicheng district chief said on Tuesday night that security at all schools in the district has been stepped up. Many of the wounded students had head injuries. Four, whose skulls were fractured in the attack, require surgery. A student who had the most severe head injury was still undergoing surgery at 9 pm. The operations on the other three students had been successfully completed, Li Jia, deputy Party chief of Capital Medical University Xuanwu Hospital, said at a news conference. Liu Yuhui, head of Beijing Education Commission, said schools have been instructed to run thorough security checks on school workers. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Head of the department of propaganda of Beijing's Xicheng district, is surrounded by media and parents as he receives an interview after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the No 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end this month and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. Wang Shaofeng, Xicheng district chief said on Tuesday night that security at all schools in the district has been stepped up. Many of the wounded students had head injuries. Four, whose skulls were fractured in the attack, require surgery. A student who had the most severe head injury was still undergoing surgery at 9 pm. The operations on the other three students had been successfully completed, Li Jia, deputy Party chief of Capital Medical University Xuanwu Hospital, said at a news conference. Liu Yuhui, head of Beijing Education Commission, said schools have been instructed to run thorough security checks on school workers. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Head of the department of propaganda of Beijing's Xicheng district, is surrounded by media and parents as he receives an interview after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the No 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end this month and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. Wang Shaofeng, Xicheng district chief said on Tuesday night that security at all schools in the district has been stepped up. Many of the wounded students had head injuries. Four, whose skulls were fractured in the attack, require surgery. A student who had the most severe head injury was still undergoing surgery at 9 pm. The operations on the other three students had been successfully completed, Li Jia, deputy Party chief of Capital Medical University Xuanwu Hospital, said at a news conference. Liu Yuhui, head of Beijing Education Commission, said schools have been instructed to run thorough security checks on school workers. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Head of the department of propaganda of Beijing's Xicheng district, is surrounded by media and parents as he receives an interview after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the No 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end this month and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. Wang Shaofeng, Xicheng district chief said on Tuesday night that security at all schools in the district has been stepped up. Many of the wounded students had head injuries. Four, whose skulls were fractured in the attack, require surgery. A student who had the most severe head injury was still undergoing surgery at 9 pm. The operations on the other three students had been successfully completed, Li Jia, deputy Party chief of Capital Medical University Xuanwu Hospital, said at a news conference. Liu Yuhui, head of Beijing Education Commission, said schools have been instructed to run thorough security checks on school workers. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Head of the department of propaganda of Beijing's Xicheng district, is surrounded by media and parents as he receives an interview after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the No 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end this month and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. Wang Shaofeng, Xicheng district chief said on Tuesday night that security at all schools in the district has been stepped up. Many of the wounded students had head injuries. Four, whose skulls were fractured in the attack, require surgery. A student who had the most severe head injury was still undergoing surgery at 9 pm. The operations on the other three students had been successfully completed, Li Jia, deputy Party chief of Capital Medical University Xuanwu Hospital, said at a news conference. Liu Yuhui, head of Beijing Education Commission, said schools have been instructed to run thorough security checks on school workers. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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Head of the department of propaganda of Beijing's Xicheng district, is surrounded by media and parents as he receives an interview after a worker attacked a group of pupils with a hammer at the school in Beijing, China, 8 January 2019. Students of a Beijing primary school and their parents were in shock that a maintenance worker attacked a group of children with a hammer on Tuesday after learning that his employment contract would be terminated. The 49-year-old man surnamed Jia, from Heilongjiang province, had been working via an employment agency in the maintenance department at a campus of the No 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Xicheng district. His contract was to end this month and the agency decided not to renew it, the Xicheng government said in a statement released on Tuesday evening. Police said that Jia began attacking children with a hammer at 11:17 am because he had lost his job. Twenty schoolchildren were injured, three of them seriously. All the injured children were sent to hospitals for treatment and none are currently considered to be in life-threatening condition. Jia has been placed in criminal detention and the case is being further investigated, according to the statement. Wang Shaofeng, Xicheng district chief said on Tuesday night that security at all schools in the district has been stepped up. Many of the wounded students had head injuries. Four, whose skulls were fractured in the attack, require surgery. A student who had the most severe head injury was still undergoing surgery at 9 pm. The operations on the other three students had been successfully completed, Li Jia, deputy Party chief of Capital Medical University Xuanwu Hospital, said at a news conference. Liu Yuhui, head of Beijing Education Commission, said schools have been instructed to run thorough security checks on school workers. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

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