Four instructors from Iowa college injured in China in horrifying attack: Governor

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(NEW YORK) — 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.

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 Gov. 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.

In a statement, the Department of State said it was “aware of reports of a stabbing incident in Jilin, People’s Republic of China.”

“We are monitoring the situation and have no further comments at this time,” the department’s statement read.

Cornell College is a private liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

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