It hpened in the state of Parana. The attacker was arrested. Lula repudiated “hatred and violence” within the country’s schools.
A 16-year-old girl died and another student was injured this Monday in a firearm attack perpetrated by a former student of a school located in the southern state of Parana, in Brazil. The assailant was detained by the Police, the national authorities reported.
The incident occurred on Monday morning, at the Professor Helena Kolody State College, in the metropolitan region of Londrina, a city in the interior of the southern state of Parana.
“A former student He entered the school armed with the excuse of requesting his school records,” the Parana government reported in a statement.
For reasons that have not yet been reported, inside the educational establishment, “he took out a firearm and shot two students: a 16-year-old girl, who died on the spot from the impact of a bullet; and another student who was injured and was rushed to a hospital in the area,” they reported.
Local media reported that the attacker detained by the Police has 21 years.
“The teacher who immobilized the former student had undergone recent training and the police arrived at the school in just three minutes, which prevented an even greater tragedy,” said the governor of Parana, Carlos Ratinho Junior, who decreed three days of mourning.
Likewise, the president of Brazil himself, Lula da Silva received the news with “sadness and indignation”.
“Another young life stolen by him hate and violence that we cannot tolerate more within our schools and in our society. It is urgent that we build together a path towards peace in schools. My condolences and prayers to the family and school community,” the president posted on his official Twitter account.
Attacks on schools have increased recently in Brazil and the authorities attribute them in part to the “ology for violence” that circulates in the schools. social networks.
“The ology for violence is today in the palm of the hand of our youth, in the ‘smartphones’, in the ‘tablets’, in the irresponsible proliferation of messages of violence and hate on the internet,” said the minister of Justice of Brazil, Flavio Dino, during an event held in Rio de Janeiro.
The attack perpetrated this Monday at a school in Parana is not an isolated event. In April, four children between the ages of 4 and 7 were killed in a Blumenau nursery, in Santa Catarina (south), by a man who attacked them with an axe.
The murders shocked the country and the federal government announced measures to regulate social networks to combat the growing threats against schools.
Among the deadliest recent attacks is also the 2019 murder of eight people at a secondary school in Suzano, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo. Its authors, two former students, later committed suicide.
However, the worst attack recorded in Brazil occurred in 2011: 12 girls died when a man opened fire at his former nursery school in Realengo, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, before taking his own life.
With information from AFP