BRASILIA, Brazil — A former pupil armed with a semiautomatic pistol and carrying a bulletproof vest fatally shot three individuals and wounded 13 on Friday after barging into two faculties in southeastern Brazil, authorities mentioned.
The shootings happened at a public faculty with elementary and center faculty college students and a non-public faculty, each on the identical road within the small city of Aracruz in Espirito Santo state, the state’s public safety secretariat mentioned in a press release. Two lecturers and a pupil had been killed.
Roughly 4 hours later, the shooter, recognized as a 16-year-old boy who used to review on the public faculty, was arrested by police, Espirito Santo Gov. Renato Casagrande mentioned. Authorities didn’t launch the suspect’s identify.
Safety digital camera footage confirmed the assailant carrying a bulletproof vest and utilizing a semiautomatic pistol for the assaults, Espirito Santo public safety secretary Márcio Celante mentioned in a video offered by the secretariat’s press workplace. Casagrande mentioned the weapon belongs to the previous pupil’s father, a navy police officer.
Along with the fatalities, 13 individuals had been wounded, together with 9 instructors, mentioned Celante, who famous that within the public faculty 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.
Faculty shootings are unusual in Brazil, however have occurred with considerably better frequency lately.