8 killed in mass shooting in southern Brazil school

Another 10 people, mostly school children, were shot and injured, with several in serious condition, said police. "He stopped going to school ... because of this", she said.

A soldier of the military police battalion and his dog take part in an instructional exercise with officers of an elite unit of the French police, who is responsible for anti-terrorist actions in France, at Terminal 1 of the Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 25, 2016.

Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria said as he stood outside the school, "I was shocked with the scenes I saw inside that school".

Latin America's most populous nation has the largest number of annual homicides in the world, but school shootings are rare.

Sao Paulo Commander of Police Forces Marcelo Salles said that the gunmen used "at least one.38 caliber pistol, along with homemade bombs and a crossbow" in an attack that was an "unspeakably brutal crime".

In addition to the five kids, one adult who worked at the Professor Raul Brasil school in Suzano, on the outskirts of São Paulo, was killed as well as a person standing outside the building.

President Jair Bolsonaro ran on a platform that included promises to crack down on criminals, in part by expanding public access to guns.

More news: Jose Canseco’s ex-wife: A-Rod cheating claims are false
More news: GOP meddles in Democratic nomination with takedown of O'Rourke
More news: SpaceX's Crew Dragon Completes Historic Test Mission To The International Space Station

The men, identified as former students at the school in a suburb of Sao Paulo, also shot and killed the owner of a used auto business nearby before launching the attack on the school, authorities said.

Only secondary students were reportedly at the school at the time of the shooting.

The attack took place during a recess period for some students, authorities said.

Doria said the school had been evacuated and police were inspecting possible explosives left by the shooters.

Crime scene photographs released by police show Monteiro, his head lying in a pool of blood, dressed in black with a machete tucked in his trousers.

"It's a very sad scene, the saddest thing I've seen in my entire life".

Recommended News

  • Two men narrate how they 'luckily' missed Ethiopian airline that crashed

    Two men narrate how they 'luckily' missed Ethiopian airline that crashed

    Of the top 10 countries by air passenger travel, all but the United States and Japan have halted flights of the 737 MAX. They were joined Wednesday by New Zealand, Thailand, and Vietnam.
    Lady Gaga Shuts Down Pregnancy Rumors & Teases New Music

    Lady Gaga Shuts Down Pregnancy Rumors & Teases New Music

    Today, she took to Twitter to announce that she's pregnant with her next studio album, which she's calling LG6. Gaga's last album, Joanne , was released in 2016, which was followed by A Star Is Born .
    Border Policewoman hurt in Jerusalem as tensions flare on Temple Mount

    Border Policewoman hurt in Jerusalem as tensions flare on Temple Mount

    Israel closed the structure in 2003, claiming it was used by a heritage organization with ties to the Hamas militant group. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the "dangerous Israeli escalation" and warned of "serious repercussions".
  • How safe is Boeing's 737 MAX 8 aircraft? | US & Canada

    How safe is Boeing's 737 MAX 8 aircraft? | US & Canada

    They are voluntary safety reports and do not publicly reveal the names of pilots, the airlines or the location of the incidents. Ethiopian Airlines spokesman Asrat Begashaw said the pilot asked to return to Addis Ababa, where the flight had departed.
    Facebook platforms suffer outages in Americas and Europe

    Facebook platforms suffer outages in Americas and Europe

    The social media giant, which owns Instagram , said it was aware of issues people were having with Facebook's suite of apps. Facebook told the BBC , "We're aware that some people are now having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps".
    New Orleans Saints agree move for running back Latavius Murray

    New Orleans Saints agree move for running back Latavius Murray

    Murray will always be remembered for being a professional player and a tough runner who performed well when his number was called. Ingram, a two-time Pro Bowler, has shared backfield duties with tailback Alvin Kamara each of the past two seasons.
  • Jefferson County reporting first case of measles

    Jefferson County reporting first case of measles

    It said the best protection from the disease was for people to have two doses (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccinations. Measles can cause serious complications, especially for children younger than 5 years old.
    Ivanka Trump insisted her dad was 'not a racist,' new book says

    Ivanka Trump insisted her dad was 'not a racist,' new book says

    Ivanka reportedly found a work-around by inviting cabinet-level officials to the trip, The Times reported, citing the book. Ward mentioned in what she called her "fact checking" stage was entirely false", spokesman Peter Mirijanian said.
    49ers, Chiefs in trade talks for OLB Dee Ford

    49ers, Chiefs in trade talks for OLB Dee Ford

    In return for Ford, the Chiefs will nab a pick that will give them four top 100 picks in the 2020 National Football League draft. Ford was rated as the top edge rusher by Pro Football Focus a year ago , and you don't let that kind of talent go voluntarily.
  • Day optimistic major back pain will not return this week

    Day optimistic major back pain will not return this week

    SportsLine's model expects that will be a key in his rise to the top of the 2019 Players Championship leaderboard this week. That skill will be incredibly valuable at the par-72 TPC Sawgrass, which has four potentially-reachable par-five holes.
    Priyanka Chopra reacts to Miley Cyrus’ post about her ‘ex’ Nick Jonas

    Priyanka Chopra reacts to Miley Cyrus’ post about her ‘ex’ Nick Jonas

    Priyanka was lauding Nick , Kevin and Joe for their comeback single " Sucker " getting number one position on Billboard . Not only did Nick Jonas pull off the ultimate surprise, he also spent some pretty big bucks on the lavish vehicle .
    BTS announce release date for new album Map Of The Soul: Persona

    BTS announce release date for new album Map Of The Soul: Persona

    They were asked to present the award for Best R&B Album, which was won by H.E.R. for the singer's self-titled debut album. K-pop superstars BTS will be releasing their highly-anticipated new album next month.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.