Two teachers at a high school in southern Sweden have been killed by a student, police said Tuesday. An 18-year-old student was arrested Monday in Malmمو, Sweden’s third-largest city. The victim was a 50-year-old female teacher, police said.
The accused did not know the police before and had no criminal record and the police did not say how the teachers were killed. A goal has not been set.
“It’s too early to comment,” Malm پولیس Police Chief Petra Stenkola told a news conference.
He said officers arrived and the suspect and two victims were alerted 10 minutes later on the third floor of a downtown Malmمو Latin school, adding that the situation was “under control” at the time.
Stenkola did not confirm a report in the Aftonbladet newspaper, saying the student himself called authorities and said he had killed two people, put down his weapons and was on the third floor.
Agence France-Presse quoted Swedish media as saying that the suspect was armed with a knife and an ax.
Police spokesman Nels Norling told AFP after initial reports of shouting at the school, “We have more information indicating that a serious crime is being committed and that there is violence at the school. Is happening. “
“The first police patrol at the site reached the school and arrested a male suspect. They were also able to see that there were two injured people inside the school,” he said, speaking in front of the building. Speaking in front of the building.
Chief Stenkola said police had “injured” and a forensic examination would “allow us to better understand what happened”, adding that authorities had “no information” that more had been injured.
Police said he was called at 5:12 p.m. Monday. Several ambulances and patrol cars arrived at the school and armed police were seen entering the building, which was cordoned off.
The students of the school, which has about 1,100 students, gathered to work on a musical and the students locked them in the classrooms.
According to the Swedish news agency TT, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Anderson said she had “reacted sadly and disappointed” to the killings.
According to the Swedish newspaper Anderson, “now the police and the prosecution will find out what happened, so that the person behind it will be held accountable for their actions.” Göteborgs-Posten,
The Malm Latin School wrote on its website that all classes were suspended and the school closed on Tuesday.
The killings took place in a modern school annex, founded in 1406, when the pope issued a letter of authorization authorizing its construction and operation. Its main purpose was to teach local youth Christian doctrine and the Latin language.
In January, a 16-year-old boy was arrested in the southern Swedish town of Kristianstead after injuring a student and a teacher, AFP reported. The case involved a similar attack in August in the town of Islov, about 30 miles away, when a student attacked a 45-year-old school worker.