11 students die in Brazil school shooting; police kill suspect
A large crowd of concerned adults gathers outside the Rio de Janeiro school where 10 students were killed Thursday.
April 7th, 2011
03:43 PM ET

11 students die in Brazil school shooting; police kill suspect

[Update 3:43 p.m.] The number of students killed in a shooting rampage inside a school Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has risen to 11, Rio de Janeiro's health secretary said.

Thirteen students remain injured, including four in critical condition, he said.

[Update 11:33 a.m.] A shooting rampage inside a school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, killed 10 students before the suspect was fatally shot by police, the country's health minister said.

The student victims were nine girls and one boy, the health ministry told CNN. Eighteen others, 12 boys and six girls, were wounded. the government said.

Earlier reports erroneously stated that 13 had died at the Tasso da Silveira Municipal School.

[Update 10:47 a.m.] The suspect in the fatal shootings of at least 13 students and personnel of a school in Rio de Janeiro died after being shot by authorities, the state-run Agencia Brasil reported Thursday. He was identified as Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, 24, a former student at the school.

[Posted 10:08 a.m.] At least 13 people, both children and adults, were killed Thursday in a school shooting in Rio de Janeiro, CNN affiliate Record TV reported, citing civil police.

The incident happened at the Tasso da Oliveira Municipal School.

According to Record TV, a 24- or 25-year-old man entered the school in the morning armed with two handguns and opened fire on children and school personnel.

As the man fled, he ran into military police who were responding to the scene. There was a confrontation, and the man was shot, the state-run Agencia Brasil news agency reported. The man and the injured victims were taken to a hospital, the agency reported.

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    April 14, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. melissa

    wat kind of person wouldd do thiss ... kill 13 students why not just kill yur self

    April 26, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. americangirl


    Either you are ignorant or stupid.
    These school attacks have happened in several countries, China, Germany, England & Scandinavia.
    If you are not aware of that you are not informed, which makes you ignorant of the facts. If you are aware of it you simply want to insult the USA for your own particular reasons.

    The fact that Brazil had no security at this school raises the question why?

    April 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |

    Like our schools are very safe....

    May 1, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. nudelife

    Great boys, True soldiers of freedom.
    spit on the schools, where thugs,bullies and other rodents are created.
    y r u even forcibly sending these great kids to that dirt hole called school? its their life and let them earn their own dough.If they want to learn they will learn themselves,they dont need a Guru to learn from.
    what a waste of man power!
    So buzz off all u tripes...

    July 2, 2011 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
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