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Deadly Finnish School Shooting

posted by Chris Valentine

Jokela High School Massacre
Pekka-Eric Auvinen - Humanity is Overrated
Pekka-Eric Auvinen

Guardian: At least seven dead in Finnish school shooting:

At least seven people died today when a gunman opened fire at a school in southern Finland. The shooting at the Jokela High School in Tuusula came just hours after a video was posted on the YouTube website predicting a school massacre. The YouTube video shows a photo of a school that appears to be Jokela High School. The photo then fragments to reveal a red-tinted picture of a man pointing a gun at the camera. The clip, entitled ‘Jokela High School Massacre – 11/7/2007′, was posted by a user called Sturmgeist89. “Sturmgeist” means storm spirit in German.

Finnish news agency STT reported that the gunman was an 18-year-old man. A teacher at the school told the Reuters news agency the gunman was one of its pupils. “He was moving systematically through the school hallways, knocking on the doors and shooting through the doors,” said teacher Kim Kiuru. “It felt unreal, a pupil I have taught myself was running towards me, screaming, a pistol in his hand.” The teacher added that he helped his pupils escape through the classroom windows. One of those shot was the school principal, said Tuula Panula, a spokeswoman for the Tuusula municipality, which is some 60 km (40 miles) north of the Finnish capital Helsinki.

Possible Vid of the Killer
(weapon believed to be a SIG Sauer pistol.)

“At this moment it is seven [deaths] or more, higher,” Dr Eero Hirvensalo, the head of the medical response team, told Reuters. Police surrounded the school and a city official announced shortly before 2pm GMT that the siege was over. It was not clear whether the gunman had been apprehended or was still inside the school. Junior Constable Olli Laine said earlier police had evacuated students from the building, which houses both a middle and a high school.

Despite having the third-largest per capita ratio of handgun ownership in the world, violent incidents are rare at Finnish schools. According to Finnish media, there have been four stabbings at schools since 1999 but none of these were fatal. The last major attack in the country came in 2002 when a young man killed including himself and six others in a bomb blast at a shopping mall in Helsinki.

Update

Initial reports are that the shooter’s name is Pekka-Eric Auvinen. According a Finnish blog (pussipiru.blogs.fi – no longer available) , here is (was) his YouTube Profile:

Sturmgeist89
Joined: October 19, 2007
aka NaturalSelector89 (3/15/2007 – 10/19/2007).

YouTube suspended my previous account but I am back now 🙂 My new account name is German and means “Stormspirit” in English.

Name: Pekka-Eric Auvinen
Age: 18
Male from Finland.

I am a cynical existentialist, antihuman humanist, antisocial socialdarwinist, realistic idealist and godlike atheist.

SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM! JUSTITIA SUUM CUIQUE DISTRIBUIT! SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS!

I am prepared to fight and die for my cause. I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit, disgraces of human race and failures of natural selection.

You might ask yourselves, why did I do this and what do I want. Well, most of you are too arrogant and closed-minded to understand… You will proprably say me that I am”insane”, “crazy”, “psychopath”, “criminal” or crap like that. No, the truth is that I am just an animl, a human, an individual, a dissident.

I have had enough. I don’t want to be part of this f*cked up society. Like some other wise people have said in the past, human race is not worth fighting for or saving… only worth killing. But… When my enemies will run and hide in fear when mentioning my name… When the gangsters of the corrupted governments have been shot in the streets… When the rule of idioracy and the democratic system has been replaced with justice… When intelligent people are finally free and rule the society instead of the idiocratic rule of majority… In that great day of deliverance, you will know what I want.

Long live the revolution… revolution against the system, which enslaves not only the majority of weak-minded masses but also the small minority of strong-minded and intelligent individuals! If we want to live in a different world, we must act. We must rise against the enslaving, corrupted and totalitarian regimes and overthrow the tyrants, gangsters and the rule of idiocracy. I can’t alone change much but hopefully my actions will inspire all the intelligent people of the world and start some sort of revolution against the current systems. The system discriminating naturality and justice, is my enemy. The people living in the world of delusion and supporting this system are my enemies.

I am ready to die for a cause I know is right, just and true… even if I would lose or the battle would be only remembered as evil… I will rather fight and die than live a long and unhappy life.

And remember that this is my war, my ideas and my plans. Don’t blame anyone else for my actions than myself. Don’t blame my parents or my friends. I told nobody about my plans and I always kept them inside my mind only. Don’t blame the movies I see, the music I hear, the games I play or the books I read. No, they had nothing to do with this. This is my war: one man war against humanity, governments and weak-minded masses of the world! No mercy for the scum of the earth! HUMANITY IS OVERRATED! It’s time to put NATURAL SELECTION & SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST back on tracks!

Justice renders to everyone his due.
Country: Finland
Occupation: Unemployed Philosopher, Outcast
Companies: Human Race (evolved one step above though)
Interests and Hobbies: Existentialism, Freedom, Truth, Misantrophy, Social / Personality Psychology, Evolution Science, Political Incorrectness, Women, BDSM, Guns (I love you Catherine), Shooting, Computer Games, Sarcasm, Irony, Mass / Serial Killers, Macabre Art, Black Comedy, Absurdism
Movies and Shows: The Matrix, A View To A Kill, Falling Down, Natural Born Killers, Reservoir Dogs, Last Man Standing, Full Metal Jacket, Dr. Butcher MD (aka Zombie Holocaust), Saw 1-3, Lord Of War, The Deer Hunter, True Romance, The Untouchables, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, Idiocracy, They Live, Apocalypse Now, End Of Days, The Shining, The Dead Zone, Dr. Strangelove, House MD (TV), Monty Python, TV Documentaries Relating To History
Music: KMFDM, Rammstein, Eisbrecher, Nine Inch Nails, Grendel, Impaled Nazarene, Macabre, Deathstars, The Prodigy, Combichrist, Godsmack, Slayer, Children Of Bodom, Alice Cooper, Sturmgeist, Suicide Commando, Hatebreed, Suffocation, Terrorizer
Books: Fahrenheit 451 (Bradbury), 1984 (Orwell), Brave New World (Huxley), The Republic (Plato), all works of Nietzsche ”

Update #2

From hs.fi:

Hospital sources confirm that seven people were killed in a shooting incident at a school in Jokela in the municipality of Tuusula north of Helsinki on Wednesday. The suspected shooter at the Jokela School Centre was arrested after a siege. The 18-year-old pupil of the school was armed with a handgun. There were initial unconfirmed reports of at least two other deaths. Pupils were evacuated to the nearby Perttu School and Jokela Church.

Tuomas Hulkkonen, a member of the graduating class of the upper secondary school, says that he has known the gunman for ten years since the lower grades. Hulkkonen says that in recent days he had been acting strange, drawing pictures involving firearms. When asked about it, he said that he was joking. He also said that the suspected gunman had shooting as a hobby. A teacher at the school characterised the suspect as a militant radical. He had been interested in both extreme left and extreme right-wing ideas, as well as history and philosophy.

A crisis centre has been set up to relay news to parents, who are asked to call 09-4172131 for more information. The Finnish Red Cross has also set up a hotline for those needing help in dealing with the crisis. The telephone number is 020366266. The government has convened over the shooting, and is scheduled to hold a press conference on the event later in the evening.

Update #3

The killer’s “manifesto” here.

Update #4

8 dead, including the principal.
Auvinen is currently in the hospital after shooting himself in the head.

And KMFDM is probably like: Oh no, not again!

Update #5

Shooter Pekka-Eric Auvinen has died.

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