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Teacher dead, four hurt in Sweden school attack

“When we first saw him, we thought it was a joke. He was wearing a mask and black clothes and (carrying) a long sword. Some students warned to take their picture with him and feel the sword,” one unidentified pupil told TT.

Two dead, three hurt in Sweden school attack

Published: 22 Oct 2015 10:51 GMT+02:00

The school on Thursday. Photo: Stig Hedström/TT

Teacher dead, four hurt in Sweden school attack

Published: 22 Oct 2015 10:51 GMT+02:00

  • Teacher dead and four injured in school attack
  • Two boys, 11 and 15, among those being treated for serious stab wounds
  • Attacker seriously injured
  • Student tells The Local his teacher was stabbed
  • “If I had not run, I would have been murdered,” student tells The Local
  • PM Stefan Löfven: ‘A dark day for Sweden

The attack took place on Thursday morning at the school, around 75km from Gothenburg, after a man wearing a mask walked into a building on the premises.

Police spokesman Stefan Gustafsson later told Swedish media that the attacker was in his twenties and used “several knife-like objects”.

A hospital in Trollhättan then confirmed that a teacher died in the incident.

Two boys, 11 and 15, and a male teacher are being treated for serious stab wounds at Trollhättan hospital. The attacker is also injured.

“The suspect has been shot and is being treated at NÄL (the regional hospital). He is seriously injured and is being operated on,” said hospital spokesperson Niklas Claesson.
The scene outside the school shortly after the attacks. Photo: Mikael Svantesson.
A teenage student at the school has told The Local of the moment he realised what was happening:

“I was in a classroom with my class when one of my classmates’ sisters called her to warn her that there was a murderer at the school. So we locked the door to the classroom, but our teacher was still outside in the corridor.”

“We wanted to warn him, so a few of us went outside and then I saw the murderer, he was wearing a mask and had a sword. Our teacher got stabbed.

“The murderer started chasing me, I ran into another classroom. If I had not run, I would have been murdered. I’m feeling really scared. Everyone’s scared here.”

Stefan Benhage, a photographer for local newspaper TTELA told his publication just after the attack happened that there was “complete chaos” at the school and described pupils sobbing at the scene.
A large number of police cars and ambulances are in the area. One ambulance crashed into the school wall as it arrived at the scene.
An ambulance crashed into the school wall as it arrived at the scene. Photo: Mikael Svantesson.
Around 400 pupils are understood to be taught at the school, aged between six and fifteen.
Trollhättan is an industrial town in west Sweden, located around 75km north of Gothenburg, the nation’s second largest city.
Ribana Boskovic, 20 years old, lives two minutes from the school, which her sister attends. She told The Local she could see ten police cars outside the school:
“There are a lot of people outside the school. A lot of people are crying because they’re so worried. It’s very chaotic; parents are running around to find their children.”
She said her sister enjoyed studying at the school:
“My mum is feeling really bad at the moment, even though my sister is safe I’m very stressed and worried. I can’t understand why it happened here.”
Local authorities have sent a crisis group the scene to look after students and staff.

“The group is composed of seven municipal employees, whose job it is to provide comfort and support during the emergency situation,” said Per Ivarsson, internal communications manager at Trollhättan’s local council.

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