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School boy shoots teacher, self

2011-09-23 08:04

Sao Paulo - A 10-year-old student killed himself on Thursday in the Sao Paulo suburbs after shooting his teacher during class, Sao Caetano do Sul's mayor said.

Authorities said the boy entered the classroom, where another 25 students were taking class, and shot professor Rosileide Queiros de Oliveira, 38, who survived. He then left the room and shot himself in the head.

The boy, who was not identified, did not die immediately but succumbed after two cardiac arrests. The teacher was shot in the back of a leg and remained in stable condition.

The most dramatic recent school shooting took place in April in Rio de Janeiro, when a 23-year-old gunman identifying himself as a former student killed 12 children aged between 10 and 15.

Two similar incidents took place in August.

In northeastern Alagoas, a man killed a goalie and a student as he chased someone else in a case possibly linked to drug trafficking.

And in midwestern Mato Grosso state, a shooting took place at a school's athletic field, though there were no casualties.

Comments
  • Snotty - 2011-09-23 08:15

    10 year old ........how the hell does this kid know how to handle a gun??

      rushi.nortje - 2011-09-23 08:32

      This is really sad!! But i agree with Snotty, how does the kid know how to use a gun & where did the kid get the gun?!?

  • mac-sdi - 2011-09-23 08:51

    that will teach her. no more detention..! Snotty: this isBrasil. most kids in hte ghetto know how to use guns

  • TeddyB - 2011-09-23 09:15

    Wow. This is incredibly sad! Why would a 10 year old want to take his own life? Gosh. But I agree with mac-sdi, if you watch Ross Kemp's documentry on gangs, you'll see that obtaining a gun in Brazil is even easier than in S.A. Those kids grow up in war zones! Its very scarey!! Pulling of a Soccer World Cup over there is gonna be a challenge for them!!!

      mac-sdi - 2011-09-23 12:16

      just like our criminals here, they'll be on their best behaviour during the FIFA WC.

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