Yhdeksän kuoli Jokelan koulun verilöylyssä. Jokelan ampuja kuoli sairaalassa / Eight killed in school shooting in Jokela
LISÄÄ SUOMEKSI: http://ginagaming.blogspot.com/
Jokelan ampuja kuoli sairaalassa, kuolleiden joukossa myös terveydenhoitaja
Jokelan koulukeskuksessa tapahtuneen ammuskelun seurauksena kuolleiden määrä nousi yhdeksään, kun ampuja, Pekka-Eric Auvinen, 18, kuoli saamiinsa vammoihin kello 22.14 Töölön sairaalan teho-osastolla.
Poliisin mukaan Auvinen ampui itseään päähän ammuttuaan uhrinsa.
Poliisi vahvisti, että hän on sama henkilö, joka julkaisi internetissä etukäteen videoita ampumisesta.
Uhreista viisi on poikia ja yksi tyttö. Heidän lisäkseen kuolivat koulun rehtori ja terveydenhoitaja. Suurin osa kuolonurheista ammuttiin koulun ala-aulassa pian tilanteen alettua. Poliisin käsityksen mukaan rehtoria lukuunottamatta uhrit olivat satunnaisia.
Ampuma-ase oli 22-kaliiberinen käsiase. Auvinen mainitsi verkkosivuillaan omistavansa Sig Sauer Mosquito -pistoolin. Poliisi kertoi hänen olleen tunnetun ampumaseuran jäsen.
Ampuja ei ottanut missään vaiheessa panttivankeja. Hänellä ei ollut aiempaa rikosrekisteriä.
Poliisilla ei ole tietoa oliko ampuja huumeiden tai alkoholin vaikutuksen alainen.
Poliisi sai hälytyksen kello 11.44 ja ensimmäiset partiot saapuivat paikalle kymmenessä minuutissa. Tilanne oli kenttäjohtaja Timo Leppälän mukaan poliisin saapuessa kaoottinen. Oppilaita pakeni ikkunoista.
Leppälä kertoi, että poliisi sai heti saavuttuaan Auviseen kontaktin, mutta tämä vastasi ampumalla yhden laukauksen myös poliisia kohti.
Paikalla oli yhteensä sata poliisia, joista noin 70 virka-asuista. Lisäksi paikalla oli lääkäriyksikkö sekä useita ambulansseja.
Poliisi ei ampunut tilanteessa yhtään laukausta.
Kuolleiden lisäksi loukkaantui yksitoista oppilasta, joista yksi sai ampumahaavan. Monet oppilaat joutuivat rikkomaan tuoleilla ikkunoita päästäkseen ulos. Heidät vietiin Hyvinkään sairaalaan. Heidän arveltiin pääsevän kohtuullisen nopeasti kotiin.
Tilanne koululla on ohi, mutta tutkimukset ja jälkiselvittelyt jatkuvat Jokelassa pitkään. Koulu pysyy kiinni koko loppuviikon, mutta lähialueen asukkaat voivat palata kotiinsa.
Jokelan koulukeskuksessa Jyväkuja 13:ssa on yläasteen koulu ja lukio. Yläasteella opiskeli viime vuonna noin 330 ja lukiossa 150 opiskelijaa. Kaikkiaan evakuoituja oli 460.
Koulu pidetään suljettuna loppuviikon.
Tuusulan kunnan työpaikoissa vietetään kolmen minuutin hiljainen hetki torstai-aamuna kymmeneltä. Seitsemältä illalla Tuusulan seurakunta järjestää kaikille avoimen muistotilaisuuden Paijalan kappelissa.
Jokelan verilöyly on Suomen historian vakavin koulussa sattunut väkivaltarikos.
Eight killed in school shooting in Jokela, north of Helsinki, gunman in critical condition
Suspected gunman "acted strange in recent days"
Hospital sources have confirmed to Helsingin Sanomat that eight people were killed in a shooting incident at a school in Jokela in the municipality of Tuusula north of Helsinki on Wednesday.
Five male and two female students at the school lost their lives, as well as the school's head teacher. The shooter, an 18-year-old pupil of the school was armed with a handgun. He was critically injured in the incident and hospital sources say that his prognosis is very poor.
There were many injuries, resulting from both the gunfire and injuries sustained while escaping.
Pupils were evacuated to the nearby Perttu School and Jokela Church.
The gunman was seen by local resident Anna-Liisa Vainio, who was coming to the school to meet with her daughter's teacher.
She said that she saw four pupils lying on the floor of the corridor. At first she thought that some kind of a rescue drill was going on, and then she saw the shooter with a gun in his hand.
Tuomas Hulkkonen, a member of the graduating class of the upper secondary school, says that he has known the gunman for ten years - since the lower grades. Hulkkonen says that in recent days he had been acting strange, drawing pictures involving firearms. When asked about it, he said that he was joking. He also said that the suspected gunman had shooting as a hobby.
Hulkkonen says that he last spoke to the suspect on Tuesday. "Pretty hard to digest this equation, when a guy you know does something like this."
A teacher at the school characterised the suspect as a militant radical. He had been interested in both extreme left and extreme right-wing ideas, as well as history and philosophy.
References to an impending attack in Jokela has been found on the Internet.
In one package a young man is depicted in several photographs with a hand gun wearing a t-shirt with the slogan "Humanity is overrated".
Similar material was found on line in the wake of the shootings at Virginia Tech in the United States - apparently left by the shooter.
One video shows a young man shooting at an apple in a forest apparently just a day before the shooting spree in Jokela. The man also took a picture of his SIG Sauer pistol.
In an information package with 21 files there was also a text of more than 1,000 words with the title "Manifesto of a Natural Selector".
"I cannot say that I am of the same race as this miserable, arrogant and selfish human race. No! I have evolved a step higher", the man writes.
The text ends with the words "To each what they deserve".
He had also outlined the planned course of events for Wednesday. The text was last revised on Tuesday at 11:44 PM.
. Before the shooting he placed a video on the YouTube website with the title "Jokela High School Massacre - 11/7/2007".
The Jokela School Centre at Jyväkuja 13 has an upper-level comprehensive school and an upper level secondary school. Last year the two schools had a combined 480 pupils.
A crisis centre has been set up to relay news to parents, who are asked to call 09-4172131 for more information.
The Finnish Red Cross has also set up a hotline for those needing help in dealing with the crisis. The telephone number is 020366266.
Neither of the numbers should be considered sources for those following news developments in the case.
The government has convened over the shooting, and is scheduled to hold a press conference on the event later in the evening.
Finland mourns shooting victims
A national day of mourning is being held in Finland after an 18-year-old man went on a gun rampage at his school and killed seven pupils and a teacher.
The gunman, reportedly identified as Pekka-Eric Auvinen, shot himself in the head and later died in hospital.
The shooting happened in Tuusula, some 50km (30 miles) north of Helsinki, and officials have set up a crisis centre to help those affected by the tragedy.
The gunman gave a warning of the attack in a video posted on the internet.
The home-made film called "Jokela High School massacre 11/7/2007" shows a young man pointing a gun and declaring himself a "social Darwinist" who would "eliminate all who I see unfit".
Correspondents say the video is similar to the one made by Cho Seung Hui, who sent a recording of himself to the US NBC television network before killing 32 students at Virginia Tech University in April.
Announcing a national day of mourning on Thursday, Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen described Wednesday's shooting in Tuusula as a "great tragedy".
This is an awful day... The shooting has deeply undermined the sense of security in society
Finnish Prime Minister
"This is an awful day... The shooting has deeply undermined the sense of security in society... Nobody had expected such things," he said.
The Finnish President, Tarja Halonen, also expressed her shock.
"I send my heart-felt condolences to the families to the families of the victims in the shooting incident," she added.
Esa Ukkllola, the head of educational and cultural services in the Tuusula region, told the BBC officials had set up a crisis centre to help those affected by the tragedy.
"There will be crisis people going to schools and discussing with teachers and students," he told Radio 5live.
"We have had lots of empathy and help from other main supporters around. They have sent us their resources like doctors, psychiatrists and psychologists so we can use them to help other schools get through this."
Finnish police said five boys, two girls and the female principal of Jokela High School were shot dead when an 18-year-old pupil entered the school building around 1100 (0900 GMT). Twelve others were injured.
FINLAND GUN FACTS
5.2 million population
World's third highest gun ownership
56 guns per 100 people
Low rate of gun violence
Guns used in 14% of homicides
The young man, named locally as Pekka-Eric Auvinen, was armed with a .22 calibre pistol, for which he obtained a licence on 19 October. The gunman did not have a criminal record and "was from an ordinary family", a police spokesman said.
The police responded to an emergency call made at 1144 (0944 GMT) and made contact with the gunman when they arrived at the school 11 minutes later, said Timo Leppala, the officer in charge of the police operation.
"Police ordered him to surrender, to which he answered by shooting towards the police," Mr Leppala said.
As police surrounded the school, students leapt to safety from windows and ran for shelter.
"Suddenly people began running and shots were heard and began raining down. I saw injured people lying in the corridor. We started to run and followed in panic. Everyone was trying to squeeze through a narrow door," Miro Lukinmaa, a student, said.
The gunman then turned his weapon on himself. He was taken to hospital with critical head wounds and later died.
Following the incident, the Finnish government met in an emergency session on Wednesday evening to consider tightening school security.
Correspondents say that although gun ownership in Finland is the third highest in the world, incidents of this kind are extremely rare in a country that prides itself on very low levels of violent crime.
Story from BBC NEWS:
LISÄÄ SUOMEKSI: http://ginagaming.blogspot.com/