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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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pekka-Eric Auvinen."
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