A TEACHER is dead after an 11-year-old student opened fire in a primary school in Mexico injuring at least six others, it has been reported.
The sixth-grade child shooter, who arrived at the school with two firearms, appears to have killed himself, according to the mayor of Torreon which is in the north of the country.
A gun lies beside the crumpled body of the child shooter at a school in Torreón, Mexico[/caption]
A victim is stretchered away from the scene of the deadly shooting[/caption]
At least five students, including a seven-year-old and an eight-year-old, and another teacher, 40, are among the wounded.
Two of the injured kids are fighting for their lives, reports news outlet Milenio.
State governor Miguel Angel Riquelme said the boy had told some others pupils before the deadly attack: “Today is the day.”
Local mayor Jorge Zermeno said the child killer was aged 11 and lived with his grandma.
Zermeno added police were hunting for the boy’s parents who are reportedly separated.
Grisly pictures which Sun Online has chosen not to publish show two dead bodies lying bloodied on the floor near an entrance to the school.
It appears he arrived at school with two weapons and shot his teacher before shooting himself
Local mayor Jorge Zermeno
The mayor said “it appears” the boy killed himself after shooting the teacher dead.
He said: “It’s very sad what has happened.
“I don’t want to speculate on anything and the incident is still under investigation but it appears the youngster had some sort of problem and lived with his grandma…
“It appears he arrived at school with two weapons and shot his teacher before shooting himself.”
He later added: “Although he must have had some sort of problem, the school say he was a normal boy with good marks and no outward signs of any behavioural issues.
“It’s terrible that a youngster aged 11 can go into his school with two guns and do what he did.”
Governor Riquelme said the child gunman could have been influenced by a violent video game.
He said: “The boy was wearing a T-Shirt from the video game Natural Selection.
“It’s a very violent game and offers a very clear simulation of the use of high-calibre weapons.”
Mr Riquelme said the shooting began after the murdered teacher went to look for the boy 15 minutes after giving him permission to go to the toilet at around 8am local time.
The other people injured, including a PE teacher, are also understood to have been targeted in the corridor.
Armed cops at the scene of the shooting involving an 11-year-old boy[/caption]
People gather outside the school in Mexico after a young boy opened fire killing at least one person[/caption]
A woman appears emotional outside the school in northern Mexico[/caption]