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3 12-Old Students Injured in School Shooting in Finland's Capital

Tue 02 Apr 2024 | 11:41 AM
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On Tuesday, a 12-year-old child opened fire on colleagues, wounding three 12-year-old students at a school in Finland, police said.

The authorities added that the suspect was taken peacefully into custody.

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

After the shooting, the building that witnessed the incident was cordoned off by police, in addition, parents were able to pick up their children from another school building.

The authorities didn't declare the identities of the wounded children or their conditions.

The shooting took place at the Viertola school in Vantaa, a suburb of the capital Helsinki.

the Viertola school's principal Sari Laasila told Reuters: "The immediate danger is over."

Interior Minister Mari Rantanen said on X: "The day started in a horrifying way... I can only imagine the pain and worry that many families are experiencing at the moment. The suspected perpetrator has been caught."

Prime Minister Petteri Orpo posted on X: "My thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones and the other students and staff."