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Troublemaker Causes School Shutdown After Punching the Principal in the Face

Troublemaker Causes  School Shutdown After Punching the Principal in the Face
Pääskytie School in Porvoo on September 11, 2019. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today


A troublemaker, an outsider, a man about 30, introduced himself violently at Pääskytie School in Porvoo, southern Finland on Wednesday morning.

In the morning, about nine o’clock, the students entered principal Kimmo Siren’s office and told him that there was a man outside the school who was “behaving disturbingly.”

When principal Siren, asked the man to leave, the man struck him on the cheek.

Other adults arrived at the scene, and the attacker left.

Several police patrols arrived at the scene.

Later, a rumor spread at the school that the man had returned.

The students who were 13 to 16 years of age, were instructed to stay in the class and lie on the ground. The lights were shut off. The doors were locked. “We have been practicing taking cover inside the school regularly,” Siren told the national broadcasting company YLE.

The students were hiding in their classrooms for about half an hour but the man had not returned.

The police caught the man later from Porvoo center.

The man was known to the police from before.

Porvoo is a city of about 50,000 people. It’s located 52 kilometers from Helsinki.


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