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04-07-2011, 12:03 PM
(CNN) -- At least 13 people, including children and adults, were killed Thursday in a school shooting in Rio de Janeiro, CNN affiliate Record TV reported, citing civil police.

The incident happened at the Tasso da Silveira Municipal School.

According to Record TV, a man entered the school in the morning armed with two handguns and began shooting at children and school personnel.

The man was identified as Wellington Menezes de Oliveira, 24, a former student at the school, the state-run Agencia Brasil news agency reported

April 7, 2011 10:40 a.m. EDT

13 killed in Brazil school shooting (http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/americas/04/07/brazil.school.shooting/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1)


04-08-2011, 07:35 PM
Western media doesn't mention Rio terrorist was a Muslim (updated)
From AP, a story that you can find all over in English:

I had to go to Al Arabiya to find out that he was a convert to Islam, that the letter said that Islam was the true religion and that the letter glorified terrorism and suicide bombings.

Brazilian media is frightened of a growing Islamist movement associated with Al Qaeda that is operation in South America, according to Al Arabiya. ...

04-08-2011, 09:44 PM

Who would have ever guessed that an Islam convert would go into a school and shoot 13 people for no particular reason other than Islamofascism?:(

04-09-2011, 01:56 AM
The attacker, identified as Wellington Menezes Oliveira, 23, had once been a student at the school and left a confused letter giving directions for his funeral, asking for pardon and indicating a certain religious fanaticism.

Read more: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2011/04/08/death-toll-brazil-school-shooting-climbs-12/#ixzz1IzyxM8zj

And this is Fox

04-09-2011, 01:58 AM
Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Apr 7, 2011
A Brazilian gunman fatally shot 12 children at a Rio de Janeiro public school before killing himself, police said, shocking the South American nation that has never seen such an incident before.

Twenty-two people, including children, were wounded in Thursday's shooting spree, several of them seriously.

Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo has this report from Rio.
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