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Bullying alleged as motive in Helsinki school shooting

Finnish police believe bullying was the motive for Tuesday’s deadly shooting at a school on the outskirts of the capital of Helsinki. A 12-year-old boy was taken into custody after allegedly killing another 12-year-old and wounding two girls. Police say the suspect revealed during questioning he was the target of bullying by his classmates. Police also said that the young suspect had only been a student at the Viertola school […]

todayApril 4, 2024 8

Opinion Pieces

Bullies in South African schools were often bullied themselves – insights from an expert

Bullying is far more complex than current interventions acknowledge. Georgia Court/Getty Images Andrea Juan, Human Sciences Research Council “Pupil stabbed to death at Gauteng school had suffered history of bullying”. “Grade 6 learner commits suicide after bullying”. “Grade 11 learner takes her own life after taunts over her appearance.” These are just some headlines about the occasionally tragic effects of violent school bullying in South African schools – and, unfortunately, […]

todayJanuary 10, 2024 9