Finland primary school shooting claims 1 dead, 2 injured-UPDATED

Finland primary school shooting claims 1 dead, 2 injured-UPDATED
# 02 April 2024 14:28 (UTC +04:00)

One student was killed and two others were seriously injured as a result of the shooting at the Viertola school in Vantaa, Finland, APA reports citing Yle.

The person suspected of causing the incident was arrested.

It was reported that the age of the suspect, the injured and the dead person was 12.

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Three children were injured in a shooting at a primary school in Finland early on Tuesday, and a suspect, who was also a minor, was later apprehended, Finnish police said, APA reports citing Reuters.

The victims were taken to hospital, a police spokesperson told Reuters.

The shooting took place at the Viertola school in Vantaa, a suburb to the capital Helsinki, which has around 800 students from first to ninth grade and a staff of some 90 people, according to the local municipality.

"The immediate danger is over," the Viertola school's principal Sari Laasila told Reuters, declining to comment further on the incident.

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