School shooting in Vantaa shocks people – support material for discussing the situation

Publication date 2.4.2024 14.16 | Published in English on 8.4.2024 at 8.49
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On Tuesday 2 April, a shooting took place at Viertola school in Vantaa, killing one and injuring two 12-year-olds. The suspect is also 12 years old.

The incident is deeply shocking. THL would like to extend its heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and people close to them. 

THL will not comment on the investigation of the incident, but experts at the institute are available to media in general matters related to the topic:

Taina Laajasalo
Research Professor, Psychologist (questions related to violence of children)
tel. +358 29 524 7777 

Marke Hietanen-Peltola
Chief Physician (questions related to student welfare)
tel. +358 29 524 7294
Material for discussing the situation and to support coping:

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