الجمعة , يونيو 12 2020

Spain teacher 'killed with crossbow'

Spanish policemen are deployed outside the highschool Instituto Joan Foster after a student burst into the school with a knife and a crossbow in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, 20 April 2015

The attacker is reported to have been a 13-year-old boy

A student armed with a crossbow has killed a teacher at a school in Barcelona, Spain, local media say.

The suspect, reportedly a 13-year-old boy, has been arrested. His motive is unclear. Police have not confirmed the weapon used or whether he was a pupil at the Instituto Joan Foster.

At least four other people were injured in the attack.

The teacher killed was protecting another during the incident, El Mundo newspaper reports.

According to Spanish media reports, the boy, said to be also armed with a knife, arrived at a class on Monday morning when he injured a teacher and her daughter, who was a student of hers.

Hearing screams, a male teacher who was there as a substitute entered the classroom and was killed.

People stand outside a high school in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, April 20, 2015, where a minor has been taken into custody

Anxious people have been gathering outside the school in Barcelona

Emergency service members attend students at the Joan Fuste Institue in Barcelona on April 20, 2015

At least four people were injured in the attack: three pupils and one teacher

The Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, tweeted that he was appalled by the incident and has pledged his support for those affected.

Spain’s ANPE teachers union says it is the first documented case of a pupil killing a teacher in the country.

If the attacker is confirmed as a 13-year-old, he would not face charges as the age of criminal responsibility in Spain is 14.

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