Finland child shooter, 12, tells cops he was BULLIED after moving school and opened fire in revenge attack killing one

Finland child shooter, 12, tells cops he was BULLIED after moving school and opened fire in revenge attack killing one

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FINNISH cops revealed the child suspected of shooting his classmates was bullied after moving schools which motivated his gruesome attack.

The 12-year-old boy is believed to have killed one classmate and put two more in the hospital after the horrific shooting spree on Tuesday.

Footage allegedly showing the moment cops tackled the suspected shooter
Cops tracked down the suspected shooter after he fled the scene yesterday
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Armed cops at the scene on Tuesday[/caption]

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Crowds of concerned parents gather outside the school[/caption]

Police said today: “The motive for the act has been identified as bullying.

“The suspect has told the police during interrogations that he has been the victim of bullying and this information has also been confirmed in the police’s preliminary investigation.”

They said the child had started at Viertola school in Vantaa earlier this year and did not settle in well.

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The suspected child-killer shot dead one other 12-year-old classmate and left two more of the same age in serious condition in the revenge attack.

After opening fire on his classmates, he fled the scene on foot and was caught several hours later by cops.

Dramatic footage shows the moment cops tracked him down and made an arrest yesterday.

Clips show the young boy lying face down on the pavement between two uniformed officers with his weapon, a handgun, on the ground nearby.

His grim revenge spree is being investigated as murder and attempted murder.

The two classmates, who suffered serious injuries, remain in hospital.

Cops said the boy who was killed died instantly after being shot.

Armed police rushed to the school just outside capital Helsinki at 9am local time, 7am UK time, after shots rang out.

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The attack forced the town into lockdown as authorities warned residents not to open their doors to strangers and to shelter inside.

A message from police read: “Bystanders are asked to stay away from the area and indoors.

“Do not open the door to strangers.”

Local authorities called a crisis team to respond to the shooting.

Gut-wrenching pictures showed crowds of parents gathering outside the school gates to find out if their children were okay.

Today members of the community laid flowers and candles in jars on the snowy ground by the school in tribute.

Finland’s government declared it a national day of mourning, lowering flags across the country to half-mast.

Some of the youngsters hid during the gun ambush, and others told their parents they saw what happened, according to Sky.

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Anja Hietamies, mum to an 11-year-old girl at the school, said her daughter sent a message after the shooting.

“She said they were in a dark, locked classroom, not allowed to speak on the phone but could send messages,” Anja told Reuters.

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Candles and flowers are placed in the snow in front of the school to pay tribute to the victims[/caption]

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The Finish flag flies at half mast next to the schoolyard today[/caption]

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Emergency vehicles rushed to the school yesterday morning[/caption]

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