A sword-wielding thug wearing a “Darth Vader” mask barged into a school in Sweden today and killed two people.
According to Daily Mail, the 21 year-old man walked into a school in Trollhättan and posed for a chilling photo with two students shortly before stabbing a teacher to death. He then injured two male students, aged 11 and 15, and one of them died later in the afternoon.
The girl who took the above photo told reporters that students believed it was a Halloween prank when they saw the masked intruder. She said she had no idea that the large sword he was holding was real.
Seconds after the picture was taken, a teacher came into the hall and told the masked thug to leave as he was scaring the children.
“He just nodded, then he plunged the large knife into the teacher’s right side,” the girl recounted. “The last thing I heard him say was ‘call an ambulance.'”
In the weeks leading up to the attack, the killer expressed sympathies with Nazi Germany and other extremist organizations.
Sweden has been thrown into mourning by the deadly attack.
“My thoughts go out to the victims and their families, the students and staff, and the whole community that has been affected,” said Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. “No words can describe what they are going through right now.”
“Sweden is on chock. It is with great dismay and sorrow that my family and I have received the news about the events in Trollhättan,” King Carl XVI Gustaf said in a statement of his own. “Our thoughts are with those affected by this and their families, the victims who are now in critical condition in hospital, as well as the students and faculty of the school who now need all our support.”
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