Category Archives: education

Jokela High School: Public Discussion At Last!

Dear Reader, At last! Two meetings, arranged by ordinary members of the community, to publicly discuss the Jokela High School catastrophe. There is also a website, a forum and a YahooGroup. (The 25 Nov 2007 event details can be found … Continue reading

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Jokela 07.11.07: For God’s Sake, Let’s Talk About It

Finns aren’t talking about the Jokela High School Massacre which left 9 dead last week. That’s the direct experience of one Finnish High School student in Helsinki (just 45 mins away from the the tragedy). The Finnish media reported that … Continue reading

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After Jokela Tragedy: Picking Up the Pieces

This morning Finnish flags are at half-mast in remembrance of the victims of the Jokela High School Massacre in Tuusula The mourning flags are everywhere, sober reminders across the country of the horrific events of yesterday. The once proud flags … Continue reading

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Jokela High School Massacre, Tuusula, Finland

A few hours ago. Seven people are dead. An 18 year old man, Pekka-Eric Auvinen, has murdered his school colleagues and headmistress at Jokela High School and then fatally shot himself in the head. It happened in Tuusula, just 40 … Continue reading

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