Tragically, a 12-year-old boy was killed and two others of the same age were injured in a shooting at Viertola School in Vantaa, Finland. The suspected perpetrator, also a 12-year-old student involved in the incident, was arrested by authorities.

The reasons for the attack remain unclear, but the incident has sparked a debate about gun control in Finland. Previous school shootings in the country have raised concerns about its gun policy, with incidents such as the killing at Jokela High School and Kauhajoki Vocational School leading to stricter measures being introduced. In 2010, Finland tightened its gun laws by introducing proficiency tests and raising the age limit for gun licenses.

As is customary, government officials have expressed their condolences to the families affected by the tragedy. Education Minister Anna-Maja Henriksson expressed her deep sorrow for the loss of life and injuries sustained by survivors. Interior Minister Marie Rantanen also expressed her sympathies to those affected by the tragedy. Prime Minister Petteri Orpo described the shooting as shocking and offered his condolences to those impacted.

Despite hunting and target shooting being popular activities in Finland, there is a growing concern that stricter measures need to be put in place to prevent such tragedies from occurring again in schools.

By Samantha Johnson

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