Beijing police refute online rumor of school attack

08:40, May 07, 2010      

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Beijing police have refuted a rumor that a school attack occurred Thursday morning at a primary school in the city.

An Internet post said an attack was carried out at Xiwang Primary School at around 9 a.m. in Sibozi of Beijing's Changping District and the police evacuated all the students on campus.

"There is no such school in Sibozi. And we never received a report of a school attack," said a spokesman with the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau Thursday afternoon.

The police have launched an investigation into the source of the rumor, said the spokesman.

The rumor came after a series of recent school attacks in China's Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Shandong provinces.



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