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Brazil school shooting: eight people killed, including five students

Brazil school shooting: eight people killed, including five students

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Eight people, including five schoolchildren, have been killed by gunmen who opened fire in a high school near São Paulo, before turning their guns on themselves when police arrived. The two gunmen, ages 25 and 17, walked into the state school in Suzano, near São Paulo, around 9.30am on Wednesday, and opened fire while students were on a break. The local police chief, Colonel Marcelo Salles, told reporters that the attackers were armed with a .38 revolver, a crossbow, a bow and arrows and also carried fake explosives. “In 34 years of service, I have never seen [an attack] with a crossbow. It is totally unthinkable,” he said. One student, Rosni Grotliwed, 15, told the G1 news site that students were eating their morning snack when they heard popping sounds and started running. “The guys came after us and started to kill lots of people,” he said. “They were shouting but I didn’t understand what it was.” Caterer Silmara de Moraes, 54, said she helped hide 50 students in a kitchen. “It…
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