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12-Year-Old Shooter Arrested in Finnish Primary School Shooting, Sparking Debate on Gun Control

BySamantha Jones

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

A tragic 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 Minister of Education, Anna-Maja Henriksson, expressed deep sorrow for the loss of the 12-year-old child and the injuries sustained by the survivors. The Minister of the Interior, Mari Rantanen, also conveyed her sympathy to the families affected by the tragedy. Prime Minister Petteri Orpo described the shooting as shocking and expressed condolences to the victims and their loved ones.

In response to previous school shootings in Finland, such as those at Jokela High School in 2007 and a vocational school in Kauhajoki in 2008, Finland tightened its gun legislation in 2010. This included introducing proficiency tests and raising the age limit for firearms licenses. However, this tragic event at Viertola School has sparked a renewed debate on gun control in Finland. While hunting and target shooting are popular activities in Finland, concerns have been raised about access to firearms among young people.

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By Samantha Jones

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