Eight people, ranging from school principals to government officials, have been penalized over the deaths of five street children in Bijie, Guizhou. Five boys were found dead in a trash bin on Nov 16. It is reported they may have been burning *charcoal to stay warm and died from carbon *monoxide poisoning. The boys were from the same extended family and went missing three weeks ago. The tragedy has stirred up a discussion over how to improve mechanisms to help *vagrants.