Teacher sentenced to death for poisoning 25 students


A monstrous kindergarten teacher in China has been sentenced to death for poisoning 25 children – one of whom has died – with sodium nitrite mixed breakfast porridge as revenge after a fight with a colleague, reports show .Jiaozuo court on Monday described Mengmeng’s kindergarten teacher Wang Yun as “contemptible and vicious” for putting the toxic compound in children’s food, the Global Times reported.

“She should be severely punished according to the law,” said the Intermediate People’s Court ruling on the gruesome incident of March 27, 2019, after she and another teacher “argued over issues of school management. pupils, ”according to the BBC.

Sodium nitrite, which is often used as a food additive to salt meat, is a highly toxic substance that is also found in fertilizers, ammunition and explosives. In large amounts, it can prevent the body from absorbing oxygen properly.

A parent told the Global Times public tabloid that he rushed to kindergarten after receiving a call saying his child had vomited and passed out, CNN reported.

“The vomit was all over (their) pants. There were other children who were also vomiting and they looked pale, ”said the father, surnamed Li, according to the report.

One of the poisoned children died in a hospital 10 months after the poisoning, the BBC reported.

“The kids said the porridge tasted salty,” a parent told Beijing News, according to the Global Times.

The court said Wang also used sodium nitrite, which she bought online, on her husband after an argument in 2017. He suffered minor injuries while drinking from a cup in the incident.

Wang is expected to die by lethal injection or firing squad.


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