School shooting in Mexico


Tana Cleveland

A 13-year-old student opened fire at private school in Northern Mexico Wednesday, wounding four. Students said it was just a normal day and they were sitting at their desks when he pulled out a gun and shot the teacher and three students before taking his own life.

Footage of the shooting on social media shows the boy firing at point blank range at his fellow students and then at his teacher before saying something to his remaining classmates and shooting himself in the head. The teacher, two 15-year-old students and a 14-year-old were all injured.

A public debate over the effectiveness of Mexico’s strict gun control laws has already begun. Mexicans traditionally have been confounded by school shootings in America, and Wednesday’s shootings have reopened the debate. There are already calls for tighter security measures and stronger mental health measures in schools.