One dead, four wounded in ‘crossbow attack’ at Barcelona school

One teacher has been killed and four students wounded after a teenaged boy, allegedly armed with a crossbow, launched an attack at a school in Barcelona. The boy allegedly arrived late to class at Joan Fuster secondary school in the Sant Andreu and attacked the first teacher when the door was opened. He is also said to have taken aim at the teacher’s daughter, who was in the class. Hearing screams, a substitute teacher working in a nearby class went to their aid and was shot in the chest and died.

Classmates say the arrested boy told them he had a list of 10 people he wanted to kill before committing suicide, but they didn’t take him seriously.

Antena Tres, Spanish TV reports

The boy then entered another classroom and assaulted a student with a knife he was carrying, according to local media. A regional police spokeswoman said the boy, who is aged under 14, has been taken into custody. The officer said the minor used “a bladed weapon” to kill a male teacher but was not immediately able to confirm what type. Spanish National Television and other media outlets said the boy had a crossbow and a knife. The officer said four pupils were slightly injured in the attack but she could not specify how.