Boy, 11, kills teacher, self in Mexico school, Americas News & Top Stories
Jan 13 2020
An 11-year-old boy shot and killed his teacher Friday at a school in northern Mexico and wounded six other people, then killed himself, authorities said.
The shooter, a sixth-grader armed with two guns, also died, said Adelaido Flores, the regional coordinator for public safety in Coahuila, near the Texas border.
In Jan. 2017, a 15-year-old boy opened fire at a school in Monterrey, killing a teacher and himself.
"It's a tragedy. It's very, very sad that a boy of 11 can come to school with two guns", Mr Zermeno told local television. They said they have suspicions the boy was influenced by a video game.
Mexico is more used to seeing school shootings in the neighboring United States than up close. He took a long time, the teacher goes to him to address him and he got angry.
"He was well behaved, but he told some of his classmates that "Today was the day", he said.
The incident happened at about 8:30 a.m. on Friday when shots were fired at Cervantes College in Torreón, a city in Mexico's northern state of Coahuila.
The governor said he believed the boy had tried to "recreate" the game.
Local media initially reported 3 dead, but the number was later lowered to two, with six others reportedly admitted to hospital. Police chief Maurilio Ochoa says two of the injured are in "delicate" condition, per the Guardian. Additionally, five students and a teacher were wounded, the post said.