7 killed in Finnish school shooting, official says
TUUSULA, Finland - At least seven people died when a gunman opened fire at a school in southern Finland on Wednesday, hours after a video was posted on YouTube predicting a school massacre.
"It's at least seven dead," medical response leader Eero Hirvensalo told The Associated Press. Another person was "severely injured," while 10 other people had minor injuries, Hirvensalo said.
A teacher at Jokela High School told Reuters the gunman was one of its pupils.
The YouTube video, set to hard-driving music, shows a still photo of a school that appears to be the school. The photo then fragments to reveal a red-tinted picture of a man pointing a gun at the camera....
the bbc writes "on YouTube showing him pointing a gun and declaring himself a "social Darwinist" who would "eliminate all who I see unfit"." an earlier version of this story also featured a picture of him wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with "humanity is overrated"
I am overcome with grief and sickness in my stomach, thinking about the horror that the students, teachers, and those who lost loved ones are going through!
'I'm a natural selector, reads on of the headlines as indicative of the gunman's words. The news tonight said that the gunman was attempting in his mind to take over where "natural selection" had failed.
The whole thing is chilling and sad. When person's do not recognize men as being made in the image of God, and ideas about Darwin's natural selection are put into their minds, if their is no apparent moral compass, then it is understandable how this could have happened.
My heart aches for all those suffering through this trial and who have lost loved ones. I long for their comfort in this time of loss.
O Lord have mercy on the person's suffering in this situation! Notice their tears O mighty God!
Today...all flags are at half-mast...the last school shooting was in the late 80s...even though Finland is number 3 in the world for people having rifles and hand-guns the rate of hand-gun murders is really low. The guns are usually used for hunting or on a gun-range. Terv.davey