“It began to random shot, he first hit the history teacher and then continued shooting. He killed two of our friends… I threw myself on top of them so they’d think I was dead“, said one of the survivors of the massacre in a school belgrade, in Serbia. The story is as tough as it is descriptive.
The girl – whose testimony was published by the Nova portal – finds it difficult to find explanations or words to describe the dramatic situation she had to experience in her school, when nine people died They were riddled this Wednesday. Eight of them, minors, like her.
There was also the murder of a security guard. Madness and panic were triggered by a 14-year-old boy, also a student at that school, who decided to pull out a gun and start shooting.
The Serbian Interior Ministry officially reported that there were nine deaths. But there are others too six students were injured and one minor is in critical condition. Added to this bloody picture is that a teacher was also shot (the history teacher, according to the girl).
The seven injured people were taken to two hospitals in the area where they are being monitored closely.
The 14-year-old boy who carried out the massacre was arrested in the courtyard of the “Vladislav Ribnikar” school, near the center of Belgrade. And, according to local media reports, he is a seventh grader who used a gun that belonged to his father.
So far there is no explanation of what happened. Serbian media reported that the perpetrator of the shooting was an exemplary student and that he also participated in several school competitions.
At the moment numerous police patrols are deployed in the area and are working to clarify the circumstances that led to the tragedy.
A police report shows that the home of the young man who committed the crimes was searched, but that he is still no signs or evidence have been found to explain such an attack.
“Because of this shooting, we should all be honestly asking ourselves how we got here and if there is any chance of turning back after we reach the point of a small shoot-to-kill,” said a statement released by the Industrial Workers Union. Serbian education.
The union also called for “zero tolerance for all forms of violent behavior, both by children and adults” and for tougher gun control.
While mass shootings are not frequent in Serbia, there are plenty of guns out there. The closest precedent was a shooting 10 years ago, which left 13 dead, after a 60-year-old man opened fire in a town near Belgrade.
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