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Remember other school shooting cases in the country

Remember other school shooting cases in the country

The last episode happened in a Suzano institution, in the state of São Paulo, on Wednesday (13) morning

The shooting incident involving children at a Suzano (SP) school on Wednesday (13) morning is part of a sequence of similar cases in the country.

Similar episodes happened in different regions around the country, with shooters (students or not) entering schools and firing against students and other people.

Remember some of these tragedies.


In 2002, a 17-year-old Young man killed two of his female classmates in the private school Sigma, at the Salvador shore, in the state of Bahia, and was arrested on the spot. At the time, the police chief in charge of the case said that the .38 caliber revolver used by the boy belonged to his father, who was a police forensic expert.

The student drew the gun he brought inside his backpack and shot student Vanessa Carvalho Batista, who was sitting next to him. With a shot to her chest, the eighth-grade student died instantly.

After the shot, he walked six meters inside the classroom and also shot another classmate, Natasha Silva Ferreira.

With three shots in her chest and head, the student was transported by classmates to São Rafael Hospital, but succumbed to her wounds and died.

Friends of the two students who were shot said the teenager had become outraged at his classmates after a sports competition. Both of them had given the student two out of five points in a contest; outraged with the criteria used by them, he swore revenge.


In January 2003, at Taiúva (363 kilometers from São Paulo), 18-year-old Edmar Aparecido Freitas, a former student of state school Coronel Benedito Ortiz, entered the courtyard of the institution, shot students, teachers, and employees, and then killed himself. He used a .38 caliber revolver, which he fired 15 times.

He left eight people wounded, among them one teacher and the school’s caretaker. One person died, and one student became a paraplegic. The crime shook the city of little more than 5,000 inhabitants.


In April 2011, at Realendo (Western zone of Rio de Janeiro), twelve teenagers – ten girls and two boys – died in the massacre at Tasso da Silveira Municipal School. They were victims of 23-year-old Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, who shot the victims in their classrooms.

A former student of the school, Oliveira entered the school around 8:30 am, claiming he was after his school record. Afterward, he said he was going to give a lecture and, once inside a classroom, began to fire against the students. According to the police, the episode lasted for around five minutes. 12 people died and 12 others were wounded – at least four of them severely. After the attack, Oliveira committed suicide.

The shooter used two revolvers and had a lot of ammunition. As well as a bulletproof vest, he was wearing a belt with extra weapons. In writings found by the police at his home, the shooter blamed the massacre on those who humiliated at school during his teenage years.

“I was often assaulted by a group and everyone around me would make fun of me, have fun at the humiliations I suffered without caring about my feelings,” he wrote.


In April 2011, a 14-year-old teenager claiming to be a victim of bullying stabbed a classmate to death in the Piauí countryside. The case happened in the rural zone of the city of Corrente, in the state’s far south.

The boy told the police he was “assaulted physically and verbally almost every day.” The boy was shorter and weaker than the one who died, who was 15 years old.

The attack happened in the school’s courtyard, while students were waiting for the school bus. When he was harassed, the teenager went up to his classmate and struck him in his groin and his neck. The knife hit the jugular vein, killing the victim almost instantly.

São Caetano do Sul

In September 2011, at São Caetano do Sul (Greater São Paulo), a 10-year-old student who was in the 4th grade shot 38-year-old teacher Rosileide Queiros de Oliveira and then killed himself, at the Professora Alcina Dantas Feijão School.

At the time of the shooting, 25 students were inside the classroom. He then walked out of the classroom and shot his own head. He used a .38 caliber revolver which belonged to his father, then a member of the Civil Guard.

The police then investigated the theory that the boy was being bullied, and that had motivated the attack. The corporation even claimed the boy had a limp, and that made his classmates make fun of him, but later dismissed these allegations.

João Pessoa

In April 2012, a 16-year-old teenager shot three other students at a state school in Santa Rita (metropolitan region of João Pessoa, Paraíba). The boy’s objective was to fire at a 15-year-old boy with whom he had argued twice.

He shot six times with a .38 caliber revolver. The 17-year-old teenagers were released from the hospital in the days following the attack.

Two years later, at the Mandacaru neighborhood, in the outskirts of João Pessoa, a 15-year-old teenager shot three times 14-year-old student Maria Beatriz Souza Santana, who had been his girlfriend, in her belly. The attack happened inside a classroom at the Violeta Formiga Municipal School.


A 14-year-old teenager killed two classmates and wounded four others, in October 2017, at Goiânia. The boy used a .40 pistol which belonged to his mother, a military police officer, like his father. According to the Civilian Police at the time, the teenager was motivated because he had been bullied.



Relembre outros casos de atiradores em escolas do país

O último dos episódios aconteceu em uma instituição de Suzano, em São Paulo, na manhã desta quarta-feira (13)