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Pupil Kills Himself After Shooting Teacher Dead

An 11 -year- old pupil on Friday opened fire at an elementary school in Northern Mexico, killed one person , injuring six and then apparently killed himself , prosecutors in the state of Coahuila said .

Gov Miguel Riquelme of Coahuila said at a news conference that the person killed was a teacher , while the attacker committed suicide .

“ The injured include at least five students and a teacher. Two of them were reported to be in critical condition .

“ The attack occurred at a private school in the city of Torreon after the commencement of classes in the morning , ” he said.

Prosecutor Maurilio Ochoa said on television that the boy asked for permission to go out to change his pants . He took a long time , the teacher goes to him to address him and he got angry .

“ The attacker had two guns , including a high calibre one .

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“ The boy , whose parents had separated , living with his grandmother , is an outstanding student and not known to have suffered from bullying .

“ He appeared to have been influenced by violent video games . It was not known how he had acquired firearms , ” Ochoa said .

School shootings are common in Mexico. In Jan . 2017 , a 15-year -old boy opened fire at a school in Monterrey , killing a teacher and himself .

( dpa / NAN)

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