The Guy Planning the School Shooting in Vantaa? Cops Say He Had It All Figured Out

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The events leading up to Tuesday’s school shooting in Viertola have begun to unfold. Here’s what we know so far.

The Suspected School Shooter in Vantaa Planned His Attack, According to the Police; One Victim Killed, Two Girls Fight for Life

The motive for the school shooting at the Jokiranta branch of the Viertola school in Vantaa on Tuesday morning has been confirmed to be bullying, the Eastern Uusimaa Police Department noted in a statement.

The suspect, a 12-year-old boy, had also shouted about bullying during the shooting in his classroom of sixth-graders (according to MTV News), in which two girls of the same age were seriously injured and a boy died at the scene. One of the girls was identified by the Kosovo Foreign Ministry as Albanian.

The shooter was wearing ear protection and, according to the police, “some kind of scarf.”

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After shooting three people, the suspect fled the scene.

The suspect had recently moved from a small town of a few thousand people in the Uusimaa region to Helsinki, according to recent media reports.

The shooting appears to have been premeditated, according to police.

“The preliminary investigation has revealed facts that suggest that the act was planned. Searches of devices seized from the suspect’s possession, such as a telephone and a computer, have revealed material that supports this view,” Marko Särkkä, a detective inspector at the Eastern Uusimaa Police Department, said in a statement.

After the shooting began, other students were locked in classrooms awaiting instructions from authorities. The pupils remained locked in their classrooms for hours.

Outside, after hearing a gunshot near the school in the nearby dog park, a Vantaa resident looked in the direction of the loud bang and noticed a young boy approaching with a hood over his head and a gun in his left hand. The idea that the boy was carrying a toy gun was abandoned when the boy shouted: “Don’t look, just keep walking!”

The Suspected School Shooter in Vantaa Planned His Attack, According to the Police; One Victim Killed, Two Girls Fight for Life

According to the eyewitness, the boy crossed the wooden bridge over the Kerava River and walked briskly toward the nearby Lidl.

The boy’s movements on the bridge were also witnessed by an elderly lady. The lady was also looking at the gun, but she walked past the boy and said nothing to him, according to the Vantaa resident.

On his way to Siltamäki, a district few kilometers away from the school, the suspect had threatened other students on their way to school in Siltamäki with the gun, the police noted in a statement. This is being investigated as an illegal threat.

About 50 minutes after the shooting, the police arrested the suspect, and an eyewitness video showed the police holding a young boy on the ground on the street in Siltamäki, with the weapon in front of him. It appeared to be a revolver, and it was confirmed by the police on Wednesday that the weapon was, in fact, a .22 caliber miniature revolver.

According to the preliminary investigation, the weapon seems to belong to a close relative, but the police will confirm this later.

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The Suspected School Shooter in Vantaa Planned His Attack, According to the Police; One Victim Killed, Two Girls Fight for Life

Eino Leino said that death is a cloud under the sun.

After a sunny and warm Easter, clouds covered Vantaa and the whole of Finland yesterday.

Paula Risikko (NCP), the deputy speaker of Parliament, introduced the Finnish poet to the plenary session on Wednesday before Parliament was about to hold a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the school shooting.

“We have received the shocking news of a school shooting at Viertola School in Vantaa. A twelve-year-old schoolgirl is dead, two are seriously injured and many are deeply shocked,” Risikko said.

She continued:

“We also received the news with shock. Many of us could only keep silent. The death of a young child is too sad to put into words, to express emotions. We quietly ask ourselves why and how we can prevent such events in the future. We do not know these children, but we can think and act in the words of Eino Leino:

I do not know your beginning,

I have no idea of your end,

but both are in my heart.

With these words, I offer my condolences and the condolences of Parliament to the families and friends of the victims and to all those who have experienced this grief.

At the same time, I wish a speedy recovery and healing to those injured.

We now pause to share the grief of the relatives and friends of the victims of the incident in Vantaa.”

The Suspected School Shooter in Vantaa Planned His Attack, According to the Police; One Victim Killed, Two Girls Fight for Life

Members of Parliament, dressed in dark suits and dresses, crossed their fingers. They bowed their heads. Many closed their eyes.

The minute seemed like eons.

The day before, a few hours after the suspected school shooter had been captured, Prime Minister Petteri Orpo (NCP), Interior Minister Mari Rantanen (Finns), and Education Minister Anna-Maja Henriksson (SPP) held a press conference.

Prime Minister Orpo assured that the authorities and school staff are doing their utmost every day to prevent this from happening again.

Minister Henriksson broke down in tears.

“One 12-year-old child will never come home from school again, and two have been seriously injured,” Henriksson said, tears welling in her eyes.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear, whether the severely injured girls in the hospital will survive. “The girl’s condition is quite bad,” said a family friend of the girl, who is a dual citizen of Finland and Kosovo, to the Finnish tabloid Ilta-Snomat. “Also according to the doctors.” The other victim is a Finnish national.

Meanwhile, the alleged perpetrator is not criminally responsible due to his age and therefore cannot be arrested or detained.

After questioning and pre-trial investigation, he will be turned over to social services.

But as one police officer said in a recent interview:

“He will probably remember what he did for the rest of his life.”

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Source: finlandtoday.fi

14 Comments
  1. EmilySmith275 says

    It’s heartbreaking to hear about the tragic school shooting in Vantaa. Bullying should never drive someone to such extreme measures. My heart goes out to the victims and their families.

  2. EmmaSmith1987 says

    I am absolutely shocked by this tragic incident. It is devastating to think that such violence can occur in a school setting. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. It is crucial that we address the issue of bullying and its severe consequences in our society.

  3. EmilyJohnson says

    I think it’s truly tragic how a young boy felt driven to such extreme measures due to bullying. This highlights the urgent need for better support systems in schools to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.

  4. BrendaSmith87 says

    Do we know if there were any warning signs or previous incidents that could have been indicators of this tragic event?

    1. ConnorJohnson94 says

      Yes, according to recent reports, there were warning signs that may have indicated the tragic event. The suspect had expressed concerns about bullying and had mentioned it during the shooting. Additionally, the police have found evidence suggesting premeditation, indicating that the act was planned. It’s crucial to address and intervene in such warning signs to prevent such tragedies in the future.

  5. EmilySmith says

    It’s heartbreaking to hear about such a young boy planning and executing a school shooting. Bullying should never drive anyone to such extreme actions. My thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.

  6. EmilySmith says

    It’s truly heart-wrenching to hear about such a tragic incident. Bullying should never drive someone to commit such a heinous act. My thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.

  7. EmilyJohnson86 says

    I cannot believe this tragedy happened. It’s heartbreaking to see young children resort to such violence due to bullying. We need to do more to create a safer environment in schools.

  8. EmilySmith91 says

    It’s truly heartbreaking to see such a young boy with such a detailed plan for a horrendous act. Bullying should never drive anyone to such extremes. My thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.

  9. EmilySmith says

    It’s heartbreaking to see such a tragic event unfold, especially in a school setting. Bullying is a serious issue that needs to be addressed effectively to prevent such devastating incidents. My thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.

  10. EmilyJohnson85 says

    It’s truly heartbreaking to hear about such violence in a school environment. This tragic incident reinforces the urgent need for better support systems to address bullying and mental health issues among young students.

  11. EmmaSmith88 says

    It’s heartbreaking to hear about such a tragic incident, and it’s alarming how young the suspect is. Bullying should never lead to such extreme actions. It’s crucial to address bullying in schools and ensure the safety and well-being of all students.

  12. EmilySmith says

    It’s truly devastating to see such a young boy involved in such a tragic act like this. Bullying is a serious issue that needs to be addressed more effectively in schools. My heart goes out to the victims and their families.

  13. EmmaWilliams92 says

    It’s heartbreaking to see such tragic events unfold in a school setting. Bullying should never lead to such extreme acts of violence. My thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.

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