Alumno mata a maestra en escuela de Torreón, luego se suicida

Two Reported Killed After 11-Year-Old Opens Fire at School

Autoridades reportaron al menos seis heridos luego de que un alumno activó un arma de fuego en una escuela privada de Torreón. El atacante se suicidó tras el incidente.

El Gobierno de Coahuila reportó al menos dos personas muertas y seis más heridas en una escuela de Torreón luego de que un alumno disparó en contra de su maestra y compañeros.

Entre los fallecidos están la maestra, identificada como María Medina, de 50 años, y el atacante, José Ángl Ramos Betts, alumno de 11 años que se suicidó tras el incidente, informó en rueda de prensa el gobernador Miguel Ángel Riquelme.

Ramos Betts cursaba el sexto año de primaria.

El incidente, que el gobernador calificó como “lamentable” sucedió en el Colegio Cervantes de Torreón Unidad Bosque Venustiano Carranza.

El mandatario estatal sostuvo que de los seis heridos, cinco son estudiantes y el sexto maestro de educación física.

“Nos dicen que están estables las seis personas que están en uno de los sanatorios de Torreón”, declaró el gobernador.

Riquelme añadió que el alumno que activó el arma de fuego “nunca había tenido un comportamiento extraño”.

“Pero sí había hecho mención al videojuego que yo creo que trató de recrear al día de hoy… a uno de los compañeros les dijo: ‘hoy es el día’“, declaró el gobernador.

Riquelme sostuvo que su gobierno reforzará el “operativo mochila” para prevenir este tipo de incidentes.

“El poder detectar a tiempo cualquier conducta extraña en cualquier alumno, sobre todo en secundaria y preparatoria… no es una constante de nuestras escuelas”, dijo el mandatario estatal.

Añadió que la Fiscalía estatal realizará un “diagnóstico muy claro” de lo ocurrido en el Colegio Cervantes.

El gobernador pidió a la población a no “generar psicosis” tras el incidente en el colegio.

 

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English:

At least two people are reported to have been killed and six injured after an 11-year-old boy entered a school in northern Mexico with two handguns and opened fire.

The shooting took place on Friday morning in the city of Torreón, in Coahuila state.

Local reports suggested the attack at the Colegio Cervantes had claimed at least two lives. One of the fatal victims was reportedly a female teacher, with some reports suggesting she had been the shooter’s target. The other was the shooter, who police said had killed himself.

A graphic photograph published by Mexican news outlets showed what appeared to be the body of a young boy splayed out in a pool of blood, with a handgun lying on the ground.

Police chief Maurilio Ochoa told reporters six people had been wounded – five schoolchildren and a teacher – with two in a “delicate” condition in hospital.

Ochoa said the shooter was believed to have entered his school with two weapons: a small-calibre handgun and a high-calibre weapon. The boy’s parents and grandmother, with whom he lived, had said they had no idea how he acquired the guns.

“This is really regrettable,” Ochoa said, as anxious parents gathered outside the school’s entrance. He suggested backpack searches might be needed to prevent future tragedies.

Torreón’s mayor, Jorge Zermeño, told reporters the causes of the attack were still unclear.

“They tell me he was a boy who had very good grades, who lives – lived – with his grandmother and who certainly suffered some kind of family problem.” He added: “It is very serious, so, so sad, and lamentable to see a primary school student do something like this.”

In an interview with the Mexican news channel Milenio TV, Zermeño called the shooting an “atypical situation” that did not speak to the “peaceful society” that was Torreón. “This is a city that likes to work and likes to live in peace,” he said.

Coahuila state’s governor, Miguel Ángel Riquelme, told reporters there were suspicions the shooter had been influenced by a video game called Natural Selection.

Before carrying out the shooting the boy – who has not been identified – reputedly told classmates: “Today is the day.”

 

 

 

The Guardian

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