Finland 12-year-old detained after capturing three classmates | EUROtoday

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Finnish police detained a 12-year-old pupil Tuesday on suspicion of capturing useless a classmate and severely wounding two others, all additionally 12 years outdated, at a college in Vantaa, northeast of the capital Helsinki, police stated in a information convention.

Police had been alerted to the incident shortly after 9 a.m. native time and pictures from the scene confirmed a big police presence on the college, which has round 800 pupils and 90 workers and is attended by kids aged 7 to fifteen. According to police, the suspect was in custody by 10 a.m. Authorities confirmed the crimes are homicide and tried homicide, however for the reason that suspect is 12 years outdated, he’s not criminally accountable.

Police didn’t touch upon what sort of weapon was used within the incident, in addition to the truth that it was a firearm.

“My thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones and the other students and staff of Viertola school,” Prime Minister Petteri Orpo stated on X. “We are following the situation closely and are waiting for updated information from the authorities.”

While college shootings are uncommon in Finland they don’t seem to be unparalleled, with 4 such incidents within the final 35 years. In 1989, two 14-year-olds had been killed by a fellow pupil in Rauma, southwest Finland. The deadliest college capturing occurred in 2008, when a 22-year-old shot and killed 10 folks earlier than turning the gun on himself.

The 2008 incident prompted a tightening of gun legal guidelines. There are 430,000 licensed gun house owners in a inhabitants of 5.5 million, in a rustic the place searching is well-liked.