This is tragic. Is Sweden going to ban knives because of this?
Via The Blaze – COPENHAGEN, Denmark (TheBlaze/AP) – A knife-wielding masked man stabbed four people Thursday at a school in southern Sweden, killing a teacher and a student before being shot dead by police, authorities said. One student thought the man had something to do with Halloween.
Students fled from the Kronan school in Trollhattan, near Goteborg, Sweden’s second-largest city, as the attack took place in a nearby cafe just after 10 a.m., police said. The school has 400 students ranging from pre-school to high school.
Police arrived to find one male teacher already dead and three other people seriously wounded – two male students aged 11 and 15 and another male teacher, police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg told The Associated Press. Police fired two shots, one of which hit the attacker, he said.
One student and the attacker died later at the hospital, authorities said.
The attacker, a 21-year-old from Trollhattan, knocked on the doors to two classrooms and stabbed those who opened them, police spokesman Thord Haraldsson told a press conference. He said the man had “sharp stabbing weapons,” which another police official told the AP may have included a sword.
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