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Tuusula, Finland--7 November 2007

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 3 December 2017

Date: 7 November 2007

Location: Tuusula, Finland

Type of event: criminal


An 18-year-old entered a high school in Tuusula, Finland, and shot multiple students. The gunman had posted an online video warning of the attack about two hours before, showing a still image of the high school. The police received a call at 11:43 AM and arrived at 11:55 AM, making contact with the gunman who shot once at police and eventually shot himself in the head; he was found by police about 2 hours after they arrived at the school. Five students were killed, all boys 16 to 18 years old, along with a female adult education student, a school nurse, and the school principal. Ten students were lightly injured, one with a shooting-related injury. In addition the gunman died of his self-inflicted wound later that day. Students at the school range in age from 12 to 18.

Consequences: 8 killed, 11 injured


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