Uncommon Serbia faculty taking pictures kills 8 youngsters, 1 guard, authorities say Lalrp


Eight youngsters and a safety guard have been killed after a seventh-grade pupil opened fireplace at his faculty within the Serbian capital of Belgrade on Wednesday morning, authorities stated.

Serbia’s ministry of inside affairs stated six youngsters and a trainer additionally have been wounded on the Vladislav Ribnikar elementary faculty within the Vracar district. Native channel N1 reported that the guard was killed whereas making an attempt to cease the varsity taking pictures — a rarity in Serbia.

The teenage suspect is assumed to have fired a number of pictures from a gun belonging to his father, the ministry famous in a press release. It stated police dispatched to the scene had detained the boy.

Authorities stated they’d launched an investigation into the assailant’s motive.

A pupil on the faculty told Serbian media she had laid down on high of her pals and pretended to be useless to keep away from getting shot. Photographs confirmed dad and mom gathered outdoors, the place ambulances have been stationed and police blocked off roads.

The daddy of 1 pupil, who was not recognized by title, told N1 that the boy walked right into a classroom and shot on the trainer and college students as they hid below their desks.

A physician at a medical facility treating a number of the victims instructed Serbian public broadcaster RTS that two 13-year-old boys with gunshot wounds have been in secure situation, whereas one lady with a head damage was present process surgical procedure.

UNICEF stated it despatched condolences to the households and pals of the victims of Wednesday’s assault. “This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the significance of psychological well being consciousness and help, notably within the schooling system,” the U.N. youngsters’s company said in a press release.