8 dead in Brazil school shooting

14 March, 2019, 05:53 | Author: Wade Massey

Sipa USA via AP The scene outside the Raul Brasil State School in Suzano, SP, Brazil on March 13, 2019 after a shooting that has left at least eight people dead.

The dead included six students and two teachers, and several other people were hospitalized with injuries, according to Gov. Joao Doria, speaking a few blocks from the public school in Suzano, a suburb of Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city.

In 2011, 12 students were killed by a gunman who roamed the halls of a school in Rio de Janeiro, shooting at them.

He said it was not yet known whether the two assailants were former pupils at the school.

Even though Brazil is one of the most violent countries in the world, it is rare to see school shootings in the South American country.

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Wednesday's shooting ignited debate among political leaders, with some saying armed teachers could have prevented the killings, while others said putting more guns on Brazilian streets will only lead to more deaths.

While gun laws are considered strict in Brazil, it is not hard to illegally purchase a weapon.

Security camera footage from the school's entrance published on the website of O Globo newspaper showed Monteiro entering the school around 9:30 a.m. He grabbed one girl by the hair and punched her several times in the face.

The wounded student could not speak.

The attack took place during a recess period for some students, authorities said.

The school has primary and secondary students, and the identities of the victims and the alleged attackers have not yet been released. The motive for the shooting is not clear, police said. Castro's body lay near Monteiro's, with the crossbow on the ground between the pair.

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