Finnish school shooter called friend

KAUHAJOKI, Finland, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A friend says the young man who killed 10 people at a school in Finland called him before he took his own life.

Finnish school shooter, Pa. teen texted

NORRISTOWN, Pa., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A troubled American teenager communicated online with the Finnish teen responsible for shooting eight people at his school, a prosecutor confirmed Tuesday.

School shooters use Myspace to network

JOKELA, Finland, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Police in Finland are investigating whether a teenager who killed eight classmates had Internet contact with an American teen who also plotted a school attack.

Internet link in Finland school killings

HELSINKI, Finland, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Police believe a teenager in Finland who killed eight classmates had contact over the Internet with a youth planning a similar event in the United States.

Finland gunman had plenty of ammo

TUUSULA, Finland, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The teenage gunman who killed eight people at a high school in Finland had stockpiled a large supply of ammunition before to his deadly rampage.

Finland school gunman kills 8, self

HELSINKI, Finland, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old gunman killed eight people in a school in southern Finland Wednesday before fatally wounding himself with a shot to the head, police said.

The Jokela school shooting was a school shooting that occurred on 7 November 2007, at Jokela High School, in Jokela, a town in the municipality of Tuusula, Finland. The gunman, 18-year-old student Pekka-Eric Auvinen, fatally shot eight people with a semi-automatic pistol, before shooting himself in the head. He died later in the evening at a Helsinki hospital.

The morning of the incident, Auvinen posted a video on YouTube announcing the massacre at the school.

This was the second school shooting in the history of Finland. The previous incident occurred in 1989 at the Raumanmeri school in Rauma, when a 14-year-old fatally shot two fellow students. Less than a year after the Jokela shooting, on 23 September, 2008, another one took place, in Kauhajoki, where a gunman shot and killed 10 people before killing himself.

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