Mexico school shooting: Boy, 11, kills teacher and himself in Torreón

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Mexico school shooting: Boy, 11, kills teacher and himself in Torreón

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An 11-year-old student has opened fire in a school in northern Mexico, killing a teacher and injuring at least six other people before shooting himself dead, officials say.

The incident happened at the private Colegio Cervantes school in the city of Torreón in Coahuila state.

It was not immediately clear what his motives were.

Though murders are on the rise in Mexico, school shootings are rare.

The boy - who has not been identified - was a good student who lived with his grandmother and had normal behaviour, Mayor Jorge Zermeño told Milenio TV.

He carried two guns, Mr Zermeño said. It was not clear how the boy had obtained them.

The shooting happened at about 09:00 local time (15:00 GMT) on Friday in Torreón, some 800km (500 miles) from the capital, Mexico City.

The mayor said police were still trying to locate his parents. Dozens of police and soldiers have surrounded the school.

The injured included five students and a physical education teacher. They are in stable conditions in hospital.

Coahuila state Governor Miguel Angel Riquelme said the boy had asked to go to the bathroom at the start of the school day.

His teacher went to look for him after 15 minutes, and the boy then emerged firing his weapons, Mr Riquelme said.

"He was well behaved, but he told some of his classmates that 'today was the day'," he said.

Mr Riquelme said the boy had worn a T-shirt bearing the name of the video game Natural Selection, partly a first-person shooter game.

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-latin-america-51069180
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I heard this on the news this morning. How terrible.

But I thought it was going to be teen-ager. 11 years old! Unbelievable. Most 11 year olds I know are playing with Lego!
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“El Pollo Ramos”, known narco, is the father of the boy who killed the teacher



“El Pollo Ramos”, a well-known narco, is the father of the boy who killed the teacher - José Ángel, he is the youngest of 11 years who shot dead his teacher, then shot six of his classmates and another teacher to later take off his life of accurate shot in the forehead, lived the worst atrocities in his short life surrounded by criminals, drugs and firearms.

State news media published on social networks that both the father and the child's grandfather trafficked in methamphetamines. El Pollo Ramos, José Ángel's father, was imprisoned in the United States for two and a half years for crimes against health.

Even the singer Fidel Rueda would have composed a narcocorrido for "El Pollo".

Source:
https://www.infobae.com/america/mexico/2020/01/15/el-supuesto-narcocorrido-en-honor-al-pollo-ramos-padre-del-menor-que-causo-una-masacre-en-colegio-de-coahuila/
https://turquesanews.mx/mexico/el-pollo-ramos-conocido-narco-es-papa-del-nino-que-mato-a-maestra/