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.)

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 29630839 - local8now.com/a?a=29630839
Gray Television, Inc.