Brazilian media retailers say the 13-year-old suspect seemed to be impressed by a lethal faculty capturing in 2019.
A instructor has been fatally stabbed in an assault at a college in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that left three different academics and two college students injured.
Officers have recognized a 13-year-old scholar as liable for the knife assault, which occurred at about 7:20am native time (10:20 GMT) on Monday on the Thomazia Montoro public faculty.
The governor of Sao Paulo state, Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas, mentioned on Twitter that the suspect had been apprehended. No motive has been confirmed up to now.
“I’ve no phrases to specific 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 academics 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 varsity mentioned the suspect, a classmate, had been in a battle with one other scholar the earlier week and that Tenreiro had intervened.
He added that the suspect appeared indignant 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 beneath the username “Taucci” on Twitter, a seeming reference to a March 2019 faculty capturing that occurred 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 faculty staff 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 faculty capturing in that nation’s historical past.
One other US faculty capturing occurred in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday morning, the identical day because the assault in Brazil. Six individuals, together with three youngsters, 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.