Finland school shooting: 12-year-old opens fire, killing student, wounding 2

A 12-year-old student is in custody after opening fire at a school in Finland.

One student died in the shooting and two others were seriously injured, Finnish police wrote in a statement. All of the victims were also 12 years old.

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Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo also called the shooting “deeply shocking.”

“My thoughts are with the victims, their loved ones and the other students and staff of Viertola school. We are following the situation closely and are waiting for updated information from the authorities.”

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The minimum age of criminal liability in Finland is 15 years, which means the 12-year-old in this case cannot be formally arrested, AP reports. Suspects under 15 can only be heard by police, after which they are handed over to Finland’s child welfare authorities.

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