Eight children have been killed in an attack outside a primary school in the Hubei province of China.
Police said they’ve arrested a 40-year-old man at the scene, reports BBC.
But the officials still did not say how the students were killed or what was the motive behind this attack.
Age of the victims was also not released. Children at the school range between six and 13 years in China. It was their first day at school after summer vacation.
China has witnessed several high profile attacks on school children in recent years.
In April last year, nine students of a secondary school in Shaanxi province of north-west China were stabbed to death as they were walking home from school. A 28-year-old Chinese man Zhao Zewei was executed by firing squad for the crime.
In January this year, another man, Qin Pengan, was executed for injuring four children with a kitchen knife in an attack at a nursery in the southern province of Guangxi.
Guards are now seen in front of some school gates with batons, shields and helmets at the start and end of the day.
Chinese authorities blamed attacks on what they describe as rising social tensions in the country.