Her accused attacker, 25-year-old Haiyang Zhu of Ningbo, China, knew the victim but no motive for the slaying has been determined, Flinchum said. School records showed that Haiyang was listed as one of Xin's emergency contacts.
Wow, seem to be lots of "disturbed" students at this place? Today is the one year anniversary of Heath Ledger's death! That alone, should put serious suspicion on this event. Virginia Tech also had a 78-71 victory over WAKE FOREST (Deacons)!
Ten children and two adults were being treated in the hospital after the attack, the Interior Ministry said. It was unclear whether all of them suffered stab wounds.
The attacker entered the day care center in Dendermonde, about 16 miles northwest of Brussels, around 10 a.m. (4 a.m. ET) and began stabbing children and staff, the ministry said.
"The guy just went crazy," local official Theo Janssens said, according to Agence France-Presse news agency.
He was arrested an hour and a half afterwards, according to the Interior Ministry. Reports said he was trying to make his escape on a bicycle.Local journalist Bart Bekaert told CNN that the attacker's face was painted black and white.
"Witnesses say he looked calm. There was no security and he just walked straight in," he added.AFP reported that the man was not known to staff at the nursery. Unconfirmed reports said the knifeman was an inmate at a nearby mental health institution.
Looks like 5 are dead now...
By DOUG MELLGREN – 2 hours ago
OSLO, Norway (AP) — A police officer in northern Norway shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, then critically wounded himself Friday outside the elementary school where she was a student teacher, police said. No children were injured.
The shooting happened in a parking lot between the Slettaelva elementary school and a kindergarten in Tromsoe, the main city in the Norwegian Arctic, police said.
Police initially said both victims had died, but Tromsoe Police Chief Truls Fyhn later corrected that information, saying the 53-year-old man was in "extremely critical condition" at a local hospital.
Fyhn told a news conference broadcast on national radio that the woman, who was in her early 40s, had been living with the police officer until they broke up last week. He said he could not release their names, pending notification of next of kin.
Fyhn said it wasn't immediately known whether the man had used his service weapon in the shooting.
Police said it was not clear how many children were nearby when the shooting occurred, but it was likely that at least some were in the vicinity. The shooting was reported to police at about 8:30 a.m. (0730 GMT).
Tromsoe is about 250 miles (400 kilometers) north of the Arctic Circle.