Teacher killed, 6 others wounded in Mexico school shooting; 11-year-old shooter also died 

Posted at 5:27 PM, Jan 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-10 17:27:14-05

A teacher was killed and six other people injured when an 11-year-old student opened fire Friday at a private school in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, officials said.

A video grab from AFP TV shows relatives of schoolchildren outside of the elementary school where a student shot and killed a teacher and wounded five other pupils, and then apparently killed himself -according to authorities- in Torreon, Coahuila state, Mexico, on January 10, 2020. – Police are still investigating but believe the boy was between eight and 10 years old, said Lieutenant Adelaido Flores, as panicked parents gathered outside the Cervantes elementary school and officials evacuated the building. (Photo by STR / AFPTV / AFP) (Photo by STR/AFPTV/AFP via Getty Images)

The shooter, a sixth-grader armed with two guns, also died, said Adelaido Flores, the regional coordinator for public safety in Coahuila, near the Texas border.

Anxious relatives arrived at the school to pick up students after the incident, news footage from affiliate TV Azteca showed.

The shooting occurred at the Cervantes de Torreón School in the industrial city of Torreón, the city’s mayor, Jorge Zermeño Infante, told reporters.

Preliminary reports were that the student entered the school and fired at a teacher before apparently shooting himself, the mayor said.

Four of the wounded were taken to a nearby hospital, he said. Their condition was unknown.

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The school, in a Facebook post, said a teacher and a student died in the shooting. Additionally, five students and a teacher were wounded, the post said.

“We never would have imagined that a situation like this could occur in our society,” the post said, adding that school officials were cooperating with the authorities.

The private school serves students from kindergarten through high school, according to its website. Enrollment was more than 1,900 students in 2016, the site states.