In what can be considered further proof that criminals don’t need a gun to commit heinous crimes, reports are coming out of Barcelona, Spain, that say a thirteen year old student killed a substitute teacher and wounded 4 other people on Monday morning.
From Fox News:
The attack, which took place just after 9.30 a.m., sowed terror in the high school in a working class neighborhood of Spain’s second-largest city. School attacks are extremely rare in Spain.
“We were just starting the class and suddenly we heard screams,” said student Gemma Jarque. “So we shut ourselves inside our classroom in order to be safe.”
A regional police spokeswoman said the boy had a crossbow and a machete but she was unable to say which weapon caused the man’s death.
She said the investigation was being carried out under a secrecy order and she had no further details.
She spoke on condition of anonymity because of police regulations that prevented her from being identified by name.
The boy was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric examination, said Jose Miguel Company, a spokesman for the Barcelona prosecutor’s office.
“He was very disturbed and saying strange and incoherent things,” said Company, who added that the examination is aimed at determining whether the boy has psychiatric problems or whether he was faking them.
Authorities did not disclose details of how the attack played out, but Jarque said she and others hid in her classroom after hearing the screams, and left along with other students only after a fire alarm sounded.
“We saw the teacher lying on the floor in a pool of blood,” she said.
Another student, Paula Amayuelas, said she knew the suspect and that he “didn’t have problems but he was kind of a loner. Other students would pick on him.”
It should be noted that Spain has strict gun control laws and those laws didn’t stop this disturbed teen from carrying out a deadly agenda that took the life of one person and change the lives of others forever.
The gun control advocates will make the statement that his could’ve been so much worse had the teen been armed with a firearm rather than a crossbow and machete.
By the same line of thinking, had a member of faculty been allowed to carry a concealed firearm the disturbed teen would be in the morgue where he belongs rather than a mental hospital.