13 year old student Largest city in Brazil A 71-year-old teacher was fatally stabbed in a knife attack at a public school on Monday, and three teachers and two classmates were injured, state officials said.
Five victims injured at the Tomatzia Montoro school in São Paulo have been admitted to hospital in stable condition. The suspect has been detained and the state military police are investigating.
“Our efforts are focused on helping the injured and comforting families,” Gov. Tarcisio de Freitas wrote on social media.
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Speaking to reporters outside school with his mother, one student said the attacker had insulted another student last week and a female teacher he fatally injured tried to settle the dispute.
Gabriel Livramento, 13, who was in the suspect’s class, said the killer called another student a “mouse.” He added that the attacker didn’t like the way the teacher intervened and said he would do something about it.
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The attackers broke into the class on Monday wearing skull masks, Livrament said, stabbing the teacher from behind and hitting him in the head and back.
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Authorities said at an afternoon press conference that the boy had searched the Internet for ways to obtain firearms. He recently transferred from another school.