11-Year-Old Boy Kills Teacher, Wounds Five Students Before Killing Himself in Mexico School Shooting

An 11-year-old student has opened fire in a school in northern Mexico, killing a teacher and injuring at least six other people before shooting himself dead, officials say.

The incident happened at the private Colegio Cervantes school in the city of Torreón in Coahuila state.

It was not immediately clear what his motives were.

Though murders are on the rise in Mexico, school shootings are rare.

The boy – who has not been identified – was a good student who lived with his grandmother and had normal behaviour, Mayor Jorge Zermeño told Milenio TV.

He carried two guns, Mr Zermeño said. It was not clear how the boy had obtained them.

The shooting happened at about 09:00 local time (15:00 GMT) on Friday in Torreón, some 800km (500 miles) from the capital, Mexico City.

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