An 11-year-old boy is said to have shot his teacher, injured other pupils in the school before taking his own life in a Mexico school shooting.
11-year-old school was responsible for the shooting inside the Cervantes del Bosque College in Coahuila State, Northern Mexico at around 7.30am their local time (2.30pm GMT) today January 10, 2019.
According to DailyMail, initial reports said a teacher had been shot and children injured, before the young boy shot and killed himself.
Four people are also believed to have been injured in the tragic incident including two children aged seven and eight. There were also reports that a male teacher aged 40 may have been shot in the arm.
Distressing photos from the scene showed the student’s body next to that of his female teacher with a handgun on the floor between the boy’s knees.
The local Mayor Jorge Zermeño Infante said the killer was a pupil aged ‘around 11’ and lived with his grandmother.
He said authorities were looking for his parents.
He said: ‘It’s very sad what has happened.
‘I don’t want to speculate on anything and the incident is still under investigation but it appears the youngster had some sort of problem and lived with his grandma and they’re looking for his parents.
‘It appears he arrived at school with two weapons and shot his teacher before shooting himself.’
Talking to local media he added: ‘There are three children who were injured and are stable in hospital and another teacher who was hurt in the arm.’
Asked about the age of the child believed to be responsible for the shooting, he said: ‘About 11.’