12-Year-Old Killed in Finland School Shooting, Suspect in Custody

LONDON, England – Tragedy struck a school in Finland as a 12-year-old student was killed, and two others were injured in a shooting incident on Tuesday morning, according to police officials.

Authorities have taken the suspect, also a 12-year-old student at the school, into custody. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, as reported by Finnish police in a statement.

Upon the suspect’s arrest, it was revealed that the individual possessed a firearm at the time. The police were able to apprehend the suspect without the use of force, and during initial questioning, the suspect admitted to the act.

Initially, three 12-year-olds were reported injured in the shooting, but sadly, one of them succumbed to their injuries at the scene. The other two victims are currently receiving medical care at a hospital, according to the police.

Petteri Orpo, the Prime Minister, expressed deep shock at the shooting incident in Vantaa, extending condolences to the victims, their families, and the school community. Additionally, President Alexander Stubb wished for the speedy recovery of the injured individuals.

The shooting took place at the Jokiranta school, which is part of the Viertola school in Vantaa, a city on the outskirts of Helsinki. Police were alerted to the incident just after 9 a.m., prompting a swift response to the tragic event.