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Principal sentenced to death for deliberately poisoning kindergarten students

By Mason White 1:42 PM April 6, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
A principal was sentenced to death after he poisoned kindergarten students, causing them to die.

It is hard to imagine that a person would want to harm young children especially if the person is a school principal.

The incident began when the school principal in Pingshan, Hebei province, in China, was jealous that a rival school had more students than his school, and the other school was constantly growing.

The principal decided to harm the children in the other school and potentially scare parents away from that school.

He placed rat poison into a bottle of yogurt. He then asked his accomplice to place the yogurt, a notebook and a pencil in a plastic bag, and hand it to children from the rival school.

Two sisters from the kindergarten took the yogurt from the man. However, after they ate the yogurt both sisters died.

The Shijiazhuang Court in northern China, found the principal and his accomplice guilty of poisoning the innocent children, and they were both sentenced to death.