14-year-old Boy Opens Fire on Fellow Pupils, Security Guard, Kills Eight, Injures Scores

At least eight persons were killed when a 14-year-old boy opened fire in his Belgrade classroom on Wednesday morning, shooting fellow pupils and a security guard in a pre-planned attack and wounding seven others.

Photos of Police officers that secured the area emerged sequel to the incident.

According to Serbian officials, using his father’s handgun, the boy fired first at the security guard and three girls in the hallway and then entered a history class and shot at the teacher and classmates.

The teacher and six pupils were hospitalized, and some with life-threatening injuries.

Police said a seventh-grade student had been arrested in the schoolyard after calling the police and confessing to the shooting. An investigation into his motives was under way.

Veselin Milic, head of Belgrade police, said the attacker had two guns and two petrol bombs and had pre-planned everything. “He even had … names of children he wanted to kill and their classes,” he told a press conference.

Officers in helmets and bulletproof vests cordoned off the area around the school. Bodies were carried out and put into funeral vehicles. (Reuters)



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