12-year-old Child Opens Fire on Primary School Pupils in Finland; Kills 1, Injures 2

A 12-year-old pupil initiated gunfire at a primary school in Vantaa, located just outside the Finnish capital of Helsinki, on Tuesday.

Preliminary reports from the authorities revealed that three individuals were wounded in the incident, while the assailant was promptly taken into custody.

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Statement released by Police revealed, “All those involved in the shooting incident are minors. According to the Police’s information, there are three injured.”

According to report by South China Morning Post, Police in Finland currently disclosed that one of three pupils who were wounded in a school shooting has died.

The school, which boasts a student body of 800 and employs 90 staff members, was immediately placed under lockdown following the attack, according to public broadcaster YLE.

The shooting occurred shortly after children had returned to classes following the extended Easter weekend, a routine familiar to Finnish schools.

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Prime Minister Petteri Orpo expressed profound dismay at the incident, extending his sympathies to the victims, their families, and the entire school community.

This tragic event recalls the devastating shooting in 2007, when an 18-year-old student fatally shot seven pupils and his head teacher in the town of Tuusula.