Chinese students smash canteen over gutter oil

GUIYANG, China – The principal of a middle school in Guizhou province was suspended after students smashed the school canteen in protest of alleged use of gutter oil, local authorities said on Monday.

A crowd of more than 300 students smashed the windows, dinner tables and chairs of the school canteen in the No 4 Middle School of Renhuai city in Guizhou around 11 pm on Dec 15 after a student said he found a barrel of gutter oil in the canteen, according to a press release by the city’s publicity office.

Students continued gathering on campus in protest until city officials and teachers arrived.

The crowd dispersed around midnight with officials promising a thorough investigation.

Authorities suspended the principal after the incident and the people who contracted out the school canteen were under control by the local authority.

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