May 8 , 2006 –
Shiguan, China – Bai Ningyang – 12 Dead – 5 injured
Shiguan kindergarten attack.
Armed with two knifes and petrol 19-year-old Bai
Ningyang entered a classroom on the second floor of a kindergarten in
Shiguan, a village near Gongyi. He forced the 21 children and the
teacher to the back of the room, sprayed the floor with gasoline, and,
before setting it on fire, let one child go because he knew their
parents. Bai then locked the door and escaped. 12 of the children died
and four others and the teacher were wounded. Bai was arrested the
next day and sentenced to death in December 2007.
The Shiguan kindergarten attack occurred at
a kindergarten in Shiguan village in Gongyi, Henan, People's Republic
of China on May 8, 2006.
At about 9 a.m. that morning 18-year-old Bai
Ningyang entered a classroom on the second floor of the kindergarten,
which was reported to have been run illegally. In there were 21
children and a female teacher, who, according to locals, had rejected
his advances. Threatening them with a knife, Bai forced the whole
class to the back of the room. He then locked the door and poured
gasoline from two bottles on the floor. Before setting it on fire and
escaping he told one child, whose parents he knew, to leave. Two five-year-old
children died at the scene, ten more succumbed to their wounds in
hospital, and four others, as well as the teacher were injured.
The next day, during an extensive search operation
involving 800 police officers, Bai was found hiding in a cave in the
nearby mountains and arrested. He was sentenced to death and executed.
Two days prior to the attack, on May 6, Bai had a
quarrel with a farmer who had stopped him when using a newly paved
road. Later that day he armed himself with two knives and chased the
man through the village. When his father tried to intervene he took a
five-year-old boy hostage, though the child managed to free itself,
whereupon Bai ran away.
Bai Ningyang, 19.
Photos taken on May 8, 2006 shows the venue of an
arson attack in Shiguan Village in Gongyi City, central China's Henan