Finland school massacre

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Twisted Pals Conspired in Twin Massacres

Finnish friends urged each other to slaughter classmates

(Newser) - Gunmen who carried out two school massacres in Finland a year apart urged each other to slaughter their classmates, reports the Times of London. Suicidal shooter Pekka-Erik Auvinen, who killed eight near Helsinki last year, left a message of encouragement for Matti Saari to carry out his own school massacre... More »

Finnish Shooter Also Burned His Victims, Mainly Women

'He really went out with the intention of killing,' official says

(Newser) - Eight of the 10 victims in yesterday's shooting at a Finnish catering and tourism college were women, but it may take investigators weeks to identify the bodies—which Matti Saari charred with gasoline bombs after shooting, the Times of London reports. A college official described Saari as a “silent... More »

Finnish Shootings Trigger Call for Gun-Law Changes

(Newser) - Responding to a grieving Finland, the country's prime minister called for stricter gun laws in the wake of yesterday's school shooting. Matti Vanhanen questioned the legality of private handgun ownership, calling guns more fit for shooting ranges. It may be a difficult case to make in a country with 1.... More »

Finnish Cops Questioned Shooter Yesterday

YouTube videos show Saari firing at range

(Newser) - Finnish police yesterday arrested—and subsequently released—the 20-year-old they say killed 11 people, including himself, during a school shooting spree this morning, reports the Daily Telegraph. Authorities acted after finding a YouTube video of Matti Juhani Saari firing a handgun at a shooting range, and this posted message: "... More »

9 Dead In Finland School Shooting

Gunman shot himself after opening fire at vocational college

(Newser) - A shooting spree at a vocational college in Finland has left nine people dead and several others wounded, reports the BBC. The gunman, who is believed to be a 20-year-old student, entered the college wearing a ski mask and carrying an automatic weapon. Police say he finally turned the gun... More »

Finnish Killer Linked to US Teen

Massacre gunman chatted online with Philly attack plotter

(Newser) - The Finnish teenager who killed eight people and committed suicide last week chatted online with a Philadelphia area youth who plotted a Columbine-style assault at a suburban school. Dillon Cossey, 14, told his attorney that the Finnish youth "gave no indication he was going to do anything violent" and... More »

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