Brazil school attack – level 1

10-04-2023 15:00

A man kills four small children in a private preschool. The attack happens in southern Brazil.

The man is 25 years old. He climbs over a wall. He gets inside the building. He attacks the children with an axe. He goes to the police after the attack. Police arrest him. Police say that the man attacks his grandfather with a knife in 2021. He also has problems with violence and drugs. Local people do not understand how the attack can happen. They lay flowers in front of the school.

One week ago, a 13-year-old boy kills a teacher with a knife. She hurts five other people. The attack happens in Sao Paulo.

Difficult words: axe (a tool which people use to chop wood), violence (when someone hurts others), lay (to put on the ground or floor).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What motivated the 25-year-old man to carry out this horrific attack on innocent children?


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