Thursday, November 8, 2007


Nine dead after Finland school shooting

‘A teenage gunman who killed eight people in a high school rampage before turning the weapon on himself has died in hospital.

Seven students and the school principal died when 18-year-old student Pekka-Eric Auvinen opened fire at a school in southern Finland yesterday, hours after he posted a video on YouTube foreshadowing the massacre.

Witnesses said Auvinen walked through the corridors of Jokela High School firing into classroom after classroom with a .22-caliber handgun.

Police said Auvinen came from “a very normal family”. [..]

The YouTube video, set to a hard-driving song called Stray Bullet by the industrial rock band KMFDM, shows a still photo of a low building that appears to be Jokela High School.’

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