Four Instructors From Iowa College Injured In China In ‘Horrifying Attack’

Four instructors from Cornell College in Iowa were injured in a “serious incident” while overseas in China, the university said in a statement Monday.

The incident took place in a public park in Jilin City, China, on Sunday, according to the statement. A Chinese official said on Tuesday that the instructors had been “attacked while sightseeing” in Beishan Park.

“All the injured were immediately sent to the hospital and received proper treatment. None of them are in danger of life,” said Lin Jian, spokesperson for the foreign ministry. “The police initially determined that this case was an isolated incident and is currently under further investigation.”

Cornell College has a partnership with Beihua University and the instructors were accompanied by a local faculty member when the incident occurred, the university said.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds released a statement on X Monday, saying she’s been in contact with Iowa’s federal delegation and the state department “in response to this horrifying attack.”

“Please pray for their full recovery, safe return, and their families here at home,” Reynolds wrote.

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