One Teacher, Two Students, and Attacker Dead in Stabbing Attack at Swedish School – Attacker Dressed in Black

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UPDATED II: 4 Dead including the attacker (still no name released), one teacher, and two students.

UPDATED: A boy and a teacher have died and three others are injured after a knife attack at a school in Trollhättan, western Sweden. A student has told The Local he feared he would be “murdered”.

  • Pupil and teacher dead and three injured in school attack
  • One of two boys, 11 and 15, being treated for serious stab wounds is reported dead
  • 21-year-old attacker seriously injured
  • Student tells The Local his teacher was stabbed
  • ‘If I had not run, I would have been murdered,’ student tells The Local
  • PM Stefan Löfven: ‘A dark day for Sweden’

Various news outlets are stating that the attacker’s “motive is unclear”. Usually that means that the attacker is a Muslim and his motivation was Islam. The Attacker’s identity is still not being released.

The attack took place on Thursday morning at the school, around 75km from Gothenburg, after a man wearing a mask walked into a building on the premises.

Police spokesman Stefan Gustafsson later told Swedish media that the attacker used “several knife-like objects”.

A hospital in Trollhättan confirmed that a teacher died in the incident.

Police later told the TT news agency that one of the two boys, 11 and 15, being treated for serious stab wounds along with a male teacher at Trollhättan hospital had also died. The attacker is also injured.

“The suspect has been shot and is being treated at NÄL (the regional hospital). He is seriously injured and is being operated on,” said hospital spokesperson Niklas Claesson.
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