A teacher who is seeking revenge on a colleague following a dispute has allegedly poisoned 23 children at a kindergarten by tampering with their morning porridge.
The pupils in Jiaozuo in the Henan province, central China, were taken to hospital after they began vomiting and fainting on Wednesday morning, according to local reports.
One parent claimed he rushed to hospital where doctors had already pumped his child’s stomach.
A child has been left with ‘severe’ symptoms while seven others remain in the hospital for observation, reports say.
Photographs appear to show children lying in hospital beds hooked up to drips.
The teacher has been arrested and taken into custody following the incident, the South China Morning Post reports.