VIDEO | Horror in Brazil: A teenager armed with Nazi symbols killed several people in two schools

Police Brazil / Photo: EPA-EFE / Jarbas Vasconcelos

In a shooting at two schools in Brazil in an attack by a 16-year-old teenager, who was wearing Nazi symbols, a total of four people lost their lives, three at the scene of the attack, and one teacher died in hospital, officials said.

Authorities in the city of Aracruz, in Espirito Santo state, said some of the 10 wounded, including three teachers and a student, were in serious condition after Friday's attack, which shocked a country that has seen a rise in school shootings in recent years. .

"Unfortunately, the tragedy in Aracruz is not over yet," Governor Renato Casagrande said Saturday.

"It is with deep regret that we confirm the death of another victim, Professor Flavia Ambos Mercón," tweeted the governor, who declared three days of mourning in Espirito Santo.

The attacker is a former public school student who first attacked by shooting at a group of teachers, killing two people and injuring nine others. He then went to a nearby private school, where he killed one and wounded several others.

He was arrested and will face charges of attempted murder and aggravated attempted murder, Espirito Santa police said.

"My daughter was always full of happiness and love. I lost my daughter because of hatred", Tais Sagrilo, mother of the murdered 12-year-old girl, told Globonews.

The attack is the twelfth school shooting in Brazil since 2002, according to the Sou da Paz Research Institute.

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