Score 1 for the dark side. In the town of Trollhattan, Sweden, about 260 miles south west of Stalkholm, a man wearing a Dart-Vader like mask went on a rampage with a sword inside a Swedisht school on Thursday. The school serves around 500 children ranging in ages from preschool to high school.
The incident started mid-morning in the school’s cafeteria. The masked perpetrator first emerged from the hallway dressed in all black and wearing a mask, armed with a sword and other knife-like Ninja weapons. At first students in the school just thought the masked man was in a Halloween costume. Two students actually posed with the attacker for a selfie just moments before the carnage started. Another student, a 14-year-old boy named Laith Alazze, says that “one of my friends walked over to him to challenge him, but when we saw he stabbed (the teacher),we ran away.”
The 21-year-oldperpetrator went around the school knocking on the doors of two classrooms, stabbing whoever opened them. He was shot and killed by police who rushed ot the scene.The attack left 1 teacher and 1 student dead, and at least 4 other injured, including an 11-year-old and a 15-year-old.
Curiously enough, later that day police were called to Hortlax, a town about 500 miles north of Stockholm, to respond to a man seen cycling near a school while swinging an ax. Sound like crazy times in Sweden.
- Jane Onyanga-Omara and Doug Spanglin, “man in Star Wars mask terrorizes Swedish school.” USA Today, Oct 30, 2015, p. 3A