A vocational college student in Finland, named Matti Juhani Saari, has murdered nine people at the college he attends in Kauhajoki. He nearly botched his own suicide but is not dead in hospital. He was a licensed gun owner, who recently posted video of himself firing his gun on the internet. Police actually looked at him but decided they could nto revoke his permit. Ooops. Details.

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  1. #1 Siyphus Fragment
    September 23, 2008

    I’m willing to bet some serious warning signs were ignored beforehand if this guy is as serious a gun nut as he appeared to be..

  2. #2 Virgil Samms
    September 23, 2008

    but is not dead in hospital

    That is no longer true. He has died in hospital.

  3. #3 Markus
    September 23, 2008

    Death toll to 11 now. It appears the gun man had started a fire as well. Some are so badly burnt they are still waiting on identification.

  4. #4 windy
    September 23, 2008

    I’m willing to bet some serious warning signs were ignored beforehand if this guy is as serious a gun nut as he appeared to be.

    According to teachers and school friends he was an ordinary, sociable young man. There were warning signs online, but they weren’t “ignored” since the police went and checked the guy out.

    This case is extremely similar to the Finnish school shooting from last year. If the shooters were serious gun nuts, emphasis is on the ‘nut’, not the ‘gun’. Both shooters used their first and only gun, a .22 caliber training pistol.

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