Brazilian media retailers say the 13-year-old suspect gave the impression to be impressed by a lethal college capturing in 2019.
A instructor has been fatally stabbed in an assault at a faculty in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that left three different lecturers and two college students injured.
Officers have recognized a 13-year-old scholar as answerable for the knife assault, which happened at about 7:20am native time (10:20 GMT) on Monday on the Thomazia Montoro public college.
The governor of Sao Paulo state, Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas, mentioned on Twitter that the suspect had been apprehended. No motive has been confirmed thus far.
“I’ve no phrases to precise my unhappiness,” de Freitas wrote in his publish.
He additionally expressed “a lot remorse and unhappiness” on the dying of 71-year-old science instructor Elisabete Tenreiro, who was killed within the assault. After being stabbed, officers say Tenreiro went into cardiac arrest and died.
Three days of mourning have been introduced in remembrance of Tenreiro. Officers mentioned the injured lecturers and college students have been being handled at 4 native hospitals.
Sao Paulo’s Secretary of Public Security Guilherme Derrite applauded the “heroic acts” of a bodily schooling instructor who “immobilised” the teenage suspect, thereby avoiding “a higher tragedy”.
In an interview with the Related Press information company, a 13-year-old from the college mentioned the suspect, a classmate, had been in a struggle with one other scholar the earlier week and that Tenreiro had intervened.
He added that the suspect appeared offended at Tenreiro and threatened to do one thing concerning the instructor’s actions.
On Monday morning, the coed mentioned the suspect appeared wearing a cranium masks and stabbed the instructor from behind.
Brazil’s Folha newspaper reported that the suspect wrote below the username “Taucci” on Twitter, a seeming reference to a March 2019 college capturing that happened in Suzano, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo.
There, two former college students, recognized as 17-year-old Guilherme Taucci Monteiro and 25-year-old Luiz Henrique de Castro, opened hearth on the Raul Brasil State Faculty, killing 5 college students and two college workers earlier than they died by suicide. Ten different college students additionally have been injured.
Investigators later mentioned that Monteiro and Castro have been impressed by the 1999 Columbine Excessive Faculty bloodbath in america, which was, on the time, the deadliest college capturing in that nation’s historical past.
One other US college capturing happened in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday morning, the identical day because the assault in Brazil. Six individuals, together with three kids, have been killed in that assault.
The incident in Brazil on Monday additionally comes practically a month after a instructor in southwest France was stabbed to dying by a 16-year-old scholar.
Brazilian officers mentioned that the 13-year-old suspect in Sao Paulo had researched firearm purchases on-line earlier than the stabbing assault.