The school shooting in Finland was motivated by bullying

The school shooting in Finland was motivated by bullying

Finland: Flowers and candles were placed outside the school in Vantaa, where a student opened fire on Tuesday. Photography: Alessandro Rampazzo/AFP/NTB

This is according to what the Finnish police announced on Wednesday afternoon.

A 12-year-old pupil at a primary and secondary school in Vantaa, Finland, shot and killed a classmate of the same age on Tuesday. In addition, he shot and wounded two other students of the same age.

– The perpetrator said during his investigation that he was the target of bullying, and this information was confirmed in the initial investigations conducted by the police, as she wrote in a press release.

They also stated that the perpetrator was transferred to the school at the beginning of this year.

What happened?

Three 12-year-old children were shot dead at a primary and secondary school in Vantaa, Finland, on Tuesday morning. One of them was confirmed dead, while the other two were seriously injured. The school has around 800 pupils and 90 staff.

Who is the culprit?

A 12-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of shooting. The person was in possession of a firearm, which has now been seized by police. There is no other suspect in this case.

what is happening now?

The case is being investigated as a murder and attempted murder. Since the perpetrator is 12 years old, he is not criminally responsible. Crisis teams are there to help those affected.

Is this common in Finland?

Finland has seen many school shootings over the years. The country with a population of more than 5.5 million has more than 1.5 million residents Licensed firearms About 430,000 licenses, according to Reuters.

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The police investigation also revealed that the perpetrator threatened the students with a weapon on their way to school.

Police said Tuesday that the 12-year-old suspect used a firearm that belonged to a family member.

He is under the minimum criminal age in Finland and therefore cannot be arrested or imprisoned.

– The suspect was handed over to the custody of social authorities after police interrogation and preliminary investigative procedures, they wrote in the press release.

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