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Last Updated: Wednesday, 7 November 2007, 22:28 GMT
In pictures: Finland school shooting

Armed police seal the school

Armed police arrived at a school in Tuusula, north of Finland's capital, Helsinki, after reports of a gunman on the loose.

Police units at school.

The school was sealed off by police. The gunman was an 18-year-old student.

Children leaving school

Schoolchildren were escorted from the building. Police said five boys, two girls and the female head teacher were killed.

Children leaving the school

About 12 people were also hurt in the attack, which caused panic among the students.

Ambulances arrive at the school

The gunman shot himself as police stormed the building. He later died of his injuries.

Police units at school

The school was eventually declared safe by police.

Pupils leave the school

Several school shootings have taken place in the US and Canada, but such events are extremely rare in Finland.


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