Finland shooting – level 1

05-04-2024 15:00

A shooting happens in a school near Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It is an elementary school. Small children go there.

The shooter is a boy from the school. He is only 12 years old. He hurts three people. One child dies. Police come quickly. The boy runs away. Police catch him. They take his gun. Everyone is shocked. It is a sad day for Finland.

Police say that only one boy is the shooter. At the moment, they do not know why he does it. Police must find out.

Difficult words: elementary school (a school for children who are between five and thirteen years old), shocked (surprised and upset).

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

What actions do police typically take in response to a school shooting, and what steps do they follow in order to determine the motive behind the shooter's actions?


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