A former scholar armed with a semiautomatic pistol and sporting a bulletproof vest fatally shot three folks and wounded 13 on Friday after barging into two colleges in southeastern Brazil, authorities stated.
The shootings befell at a public college with elementary and center college college students and a non-public college, each positioned on the identical avenue in the small city of Aracruz in Espirito Santo state, the state’s public safety secretariat stated in a press release. Two lecturers and a scholar had been killed.
Approximately 4 hours later, the shooter, recognized as a 16-year-old boy who used to check at the general public college, was arrested by police, Espirito Santo Gov. Renato Casagrande stated. Authorities didn’t launch the suspect’s title.
Security digital camera footage confirmed the assailant sporting a bulletproof vest and utilizing a semiautomatic pistol for the assaults, Espirito Santo public safety secretary Márcio Celante stated in a video offered by the secretariat’s press office. Casagrande stated the weapon belongs to the previous scholar’s father, a navy police officer.
In addition to the fatalities, 13 folks had been wounded, together with 9 instructors, stated Celante, who famous that in the general public college the shooter gained entry to the lecturers lounge after breaking a lock. Six of the wounded, together with two kids, had been nonetheless hospitalized Friday afternoon.
School shootings are unusual in Brazil, however have occurred with considerably higher frequency in latest years.