Published: 21:05, April 3, 2024 | Updated: 21:10, April 3, 2024
Finnish police say bullying was motive for school shooting
By Reuters

Police officers stand guard outside Viertola comprehensive school, in Vantaa, Finland, on April 2, 2024. (PHOTO / AP)

STOCKHOLM – Finnish police said on Wednesday the motive for a school shooting on the outskirts of Helsinki on Tuesday, in which one 12-year-old died, was bullying.

"The suspect has said during interrogations that he was the target of bullying, and this information has also been confirmed in the preliminary investigation by the police," police said in a statement.