Teacher killed during attack on school in Sweden

Teacher killed during attack on school in Sweden

A teacher has been killed and two students seriously injured after a masked man attacked a school in southern Sweden.

The man was shot by police during the attack on the Kronan school in Trollhattan, near Goteborg, Sweden's second-largest city. The attack took place in the school's cafe area.

Health authorities in Trollhattan said one teacher died after being wounded in the attack and two students, aged 11 and 15, were seriously hurt with cuts. They said the attacker was also in a serious condition.

The school has 400 students, ranging from pre-school to high school.

Teacher killed during attack on school in Sweden

Swedish media say the school held a meeting on Thursday morning to discuss teachers' concerns that the school was too open, with a cafe for adults that meant the school could not control who comes in.

The Dagens Nyheter newspaper said students must go through the cafe to reach the school's own cafeteria and other parts of the building.

Teacher killed during attack on school in Sweden

Police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg told The Associated Press the attacker was in his 20s and carried more than one weapon, including "at least one knife-like object".

Mr Fuxborg said police fired two shots, one of which hit the attacker.

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has cancelled his schedule and is heading to Trollhattan.

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