Police: Finland school gunman hated humankind

HELSINKI, Finland (AP) -- Finnish police say that a gunman left notes saying he hated humankind before he killed 10 people and himself in school shootings in western Finland.

Police spokesman Jari Neulaniemi says the gunman left two handwritten messages at the school dormitory saying he had planned the attack since 2002 and that he hated the human race.

Neulaniemi, who is heading the investigation of Tuesday's shootings, said the gunman had also written that the solution was a Walther 22, referring to the .22-caliber pistol he used in the attack.

Neulaniemi said the 22-year-old attacker, who was a student at the school, had lit several fires at the school with "some petrol bombs or Molotov cocktails, or something like that."

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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