Jokela High School

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Jokela High School is a public secondary school in Jokela School Centre (Finnish: Jokelan koulukeskus) in the village of Jokela, Tuusula municipality, Finland. It is located 43 kilometres outside the capital Helsinki. The school educates about 450 pupils.[1] Jokela School Centre also houses grades 7–9.

Picture of the school yard

School shooting[edit]

The school was the site of one of only three Finnish school shootings. On 7 November 2007, at approximately 11:44 local time (9:44 UTC) Pekka-Eric Auvinen opened fire at Jokela High School. The incident resulted in the death of nine people:[2][3] five male pupils and one female pupil; the school principal; the school nurse; and the shooter himself, who was also one of the school's pupils. Hours before the incident, the shooter posted a video on YouTube predicting the massacre at the school. Jokela High School reopened on 15 November 2007.[4]


  1. ^ The Jawa Report: Eight Dead in Jokela
  2. ^ "Teen gunman dead from critical injuries who opened fire on Finnish classmates". CNN. 2007-11-07. Archived from the original on 2007-11-09. Retrieved 2007-11-07.
  3. ^ "Fatal shooting at Finnish school". BBC News. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2007-11-07.
  4. ^ "Finnish pupils back in class". News24. November 15, 2007. Archived from the original on November 16, 2007.

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Coordinates: 60°32′56″N 24°57′49″E / 60.54889°N 24.96361°E / 60.54889; 24.96361