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School Shooting Shocks Finland: 12-Year-Old Boy Killed and Two Injured in Virtola School Incident

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 2, 2024
Shooting at Helsinki School Leaves One Child Dead and Two Seriously Injured in Finland

A shocking incident occurred at a Finnish primary school where a 12-year-old boy was killed and two others of the same age were seriously injured in a shooting. The authorities have arrested the alleged perpetrator, also a 12-year-old schoolboy involved in the incident. The shooting took place at the Viertola school in Vantaa, a city in the Helsinki metropolitan area.

The detainee admitted responsibility after peacefully handing over the weapon, a pistol that belonged to a close relative. The reasons for the attack are still unclear.

The tragic event has sparked a debate on gun control in Finland, where hunting and target shooting are popular activities. In response to previous school shootings, Finland tightened its gun legislation in 2010, introducing proficiency tests and raising the age limit for firearms licenses. However, concerns about gun policy remain as this latest incident highlights the need for stricter measures to prevent such tragedies from happening in the future.

Prime Minister Petteri Orpo described the shooting as shocking and expressed condolences to the victims and their loved ones. The Minister of Education, Anna-Maja Henriksson, expressed deep sorrow for the loss of life and injuries sustained by survivors while Mari Rantanen, Minister of Interior conveyed her sympathy to affected families.

By Samantha Nguyen

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