Latest Jokela school shooting Stories

2008-09-26 03:00:19

A young Finnish man who killed 10 people at his former school this week played computer games with a teen who carried out a similar massacre, a friend said. Matti Saari, 22, took his own life after shooting a teacher and nine students at the high school in Kauhajoki.

2008-09-25 17:46:25

The internet college massacre gunman left notes saying he wanted to kill as many people as possible, it emerged yesterday. Matti Saari, who shot dead nine students, eight of them women, and a male tutor, "really went out with the intention of killing," police chief Jari Neulaniemi said.

2008-09-25 09:00:19

By Marius Turula Associated Press KAUHAJOKI, Finland -- This sparsely populated nation near the Arctic Circle has long clung to an ethos of rugged individualism where, unlike in most of Western Europe, the right to bear arms is deeply ingrained in the culture.

2008-09-24 21:00:14

Matti Juhani Saari, 22, turned the gun on himself and died in hospital after the rampage in Kauhajoki, the country's second school massacre in less than a year.Saari had been taken in by police on Monday over YouTube postings in which he is seen firing a .22 calibre Walther automatic pistol and naming videos from America's Columbine school massacre as among his favourites, Interior Minister Anne Holmlund admitted.She said Saari, who got his first firearms licence only last month, was released...

2008-09-24 18:00:16

By LIAM CHRISTOPHER A MASKED gunman who killed nine fellow students at a Finnish college yesterday had been questioned then released on Monday by police over violent videos he posted on the internet.

2008-09-24 10:00:00

A masked gunman whose violent YouTube postings prompted police to question him just a day earlier opened fire Tuesday at his trade school in Finland, killing 10 people and burning some of their bodies before fatally shooting himself in the head.

2008-09-24 00:00:02

By Peter Popham; Toby Green Monday police quiz Finn over violent web video but allow him to keep his gun Tuesday he opens fire in exam room attack that has left nation in shock Matti Saari was in police custody answering questions on Monday.

2008-09-23 18:00:02

A STUDENT ran amok with a pistol at a Finnish adult training college today, killing several people. Police said they had disarmed the gunman at the school in Kauhajoki, 200 miles north of from Helsinki, but it was unclear if he was alive or dead.

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