An 18-year-old man who attacked and killed two teachers with a knife and an ax at a high school in southern Sweden in March has been charged with two counts of murder, prosecutors said Wednesday.
The man, who was a student at school in Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city, was arrested shortly after the March 21 incident. The suspect, who was not known to authorities and had no criminal record, and the two victims were found on the third floor of the Latin school in downtown Malmo 10 minutes after police were alerted.
Anders Elison, the defendant’s lawyer, earlier told Swedish media that the actions of the suspect, who has not been identified, were “completely inexplicable” and that the attack did not target the school or the children. two teachers.
Pupils at the school, which has around 1,100 pupils, had gathered to work on a musical and pupils locked themselves in classrooms.
The murders took place in a modern annex of the school, which was founded in 1406 when the pope issued a letter of privilege authorizing its construction and operation. It was originally intended to educate local youth on Christian doctrine and the Latin language.
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