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School Shooting in Finland

Posted by shadmia on November 9, 2007


Pekka-Eric Auvinen, 18, a student at Jokela High School in Tuusula, some 50 kilometers north of Helsinki, the capital of Finland was a very disturbed individual. He was identified as the gunman who killed 8 people at the school before turning the gun on himself. Dead are 5 boys, 2 girls and the school’s principal.

He started his rampage about noon on Wed. Nov 7th. at the school which teaches about 500 middle and high school students. His weapon of choice – a small, .22-caliber SIG Sauer pistol – which he was trained to use and for which he had a permit.

“He was moving systematically through the school hallways, knocking on the doors and shooting through the doors,” said Kim Kiuru, who was teaching a grade 8 class when the shooting began, according to Reuters. “It felt unreal, a pupil I have taught myself was running towards me, screaming, a pistol in his hand.”

The killings took place only days after he posted a video on the YouTube website calling himself ” Sturmgeist89″. The video, named ‘Jokela High School Massacre – 11/7/2007.’, warned of the impending bloodbath at the school. It has since been taken off of the YouTube website. He also posted another video under the id ikillyouall667 purporting to be his philosophy in which he talked about “natural selection” and “the survival of the fittest”. Another video with him practicing shooting at an apple was also on YouTube.


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