Estonia: Pupil shoots teacher in school class

Jari Tanner
Associated Press

Tallinn, Estonia — A pupil shot and killed a teacher during class Monday in a town in southern Estonia, police said.

Police spokeswoman Tuuli Harson said the shooting happened in Paalalinna school in the town Viljandi and the shooter has been apprehended.

She said no one else was injured.

Estonian media said the shooter was a 15-year-old boy and the victim was a 53-year-old teacher of German.

Officials said that the weapon was registered to the father of the shooter.

Prime Minister Taavi Roivas described the incident as “shock to us all” and said the motivation of the shooter was not yet clear.

It was the first known school shooting in the small Baltic country.

Police were continuing their investigations and provided no other details.