Finland shooting – level 2

05-04-2024 15:00

There was a shooting at a school near Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

Police said that the shooter was a 12-year-old boy. He hurt three children and ran away when police arrived, but they caught him quickly. Sadly, one child died in the incident. The Finnish Prime Minister said he feels for the victims and their families. The shooting happened in the morning, after the Easter holidays. It happened at a school with about 800 students.

The police came quickly, caught the boy, and took away the gun. According to police, there was no other suspect.

Difficult words: victim (a hurt or killed person), suspect (the person who others believe did something wrong).

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