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Student in Guangzhou stabbed in throat just after completing the gaokao

Posted: 06/10/2013 7:00 am

A high school student in Guangzhou is in a stable condition after being stabbed in the throat as soon as he stepped out of the hall in which he took the National College Entrance Exam on June 8, Yangcheng Evening News reports.

Yan recovering in hospital.

The 19 year-old victim, surnamed Yan, studied at the prestigious True Light Middle School. He was rushed to hospital where he was operated on and his condition has now stabilised.

Police in Liwan District have already arrested a suspect and security was stepped up on the city’s campuses in reaction to the attack.

Every year, the National College Entrance examination (which is known as the gaokao) throws up extraordinary stories. Both Beijing Cream and Shanghaiist have published some good stuff about it recently.

On June 6, a girl in Changde in Hunan Province discovered after finishing her gaokao that her father had died of a stroke. Gaokao-related tragedies are endless.

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