Finland mourns 12-year old boy killed in school shooting

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HELSINKI: Flags flew at half-mast across Finland on Wednesday (Apr 3) as the country mourned a 12-year-old boy who was shot dead at school, with police saying a fellow sixth-grader was their only suspect.

HELSINKI: Flags flew at half-mast across Finland on Wednesday as the country mourned a 12-year-old boy who was shot dead at school, with police saying a fellow sixth-grader was their only suspect.were severely wounded in Tuesday's attack"The police have a preliminary understanding of the motive for the act, but for investigative reasons, it cannot be confirmed yet," police said.

After word spread of the shooting on Tuesday morning, anxious parents waited for hours outside the school as teachers kept classroom doors shut to protect their pupils while police searched the buildings.The suspect and the deceased boy were both Finnish citizens, they said. One of the injured girls was also Finnish, while the third victim was a dual citizen of Finland and Kosovo.

A view shows police tape isolating the Viertola school, following a shooting incident at the school, in Vantaa, Finland, Apr 3, 2024. "There is a lot of different, partly incorrect, information about what happened ... The police continue to point out that spreading incorrect information on social media is a crime," they said.

 

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