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Tragic School Shooting Leaves One Dead, 2 Injured in Finland - SirWiz News
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School shooting

At Viertola Primary School in Vantaa, Finland, a classmate opened fire, killing one child and injuring two more. The incident happened just 18 kilometres north of Helsinki and shocked the community and the country. 

Details of the School Shooting

The school had about 800 students in grades 1 through 9, along with the suspect. Both the suspect and the victim were 12 years old . After the shooting, the suspect was captured in the Helsinki region with a handgun in his possession.

As soon as they arrived on the scene, law enforcement officers apprehended the suspect. Nevertheless, one student died and two more were critically hurt in the shooting’s aftermath. During a press conference, Chief of Police Ilka Koskimaki broke the distressing news and offered their condolences to the families impacted by the senseless tragedy.

The nation’s collective anguish and bewilderment was reflected by the prime minister of Finland, Petteri Orpo, who voiced his deep shock and sorrow over the occurrence. The unfortunate event has sparked calls for action and preventive measures by drawing attention to the problem of gun violence and safety in schools once again.

Safety precautions and the community’s response

Teachers were working feverishly to secure classroom doors and safeguard students, while worried parents awaited word on their children’s safety. More than 100 parents awaited their children’s return as the school remained closed until officials decided it was safe for the kids to leave.

Finnish Gun Culture

Like many other Nordic nations, hunting and gun ownership have long histories in Finland. The topic of gun control is delicate and complicated in Finnish society, where there are more than 1.5 million licensed firearms and about 430,000 licence holders out of 5.6 million people.

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