The Finnish gunman who killed nine people, including himself, and injured a dozen others yesterday left a suicide note in which he said goodbye to his family and "indicated his will against society," the AP reports. Police say the 18-year-old, who also attempted to set the school afire, fired at least 69 of the 500 round of ammunition he brought.
Beside a morbid fascination with totalitarianism, Pekka-Eric Auvinen does not seem to have been affiliated with any political organizations. "The explanation can be found in his Web writings," an investigator said. Those writings laid bare the gunman's vitriol: "I am prepared to fight and die. … I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit, disgraces of human race."