This Monday morning, a 14-year-old student was injured during a school shooting in Puerto Montt, Los Lagos region, in southern Chile.

The attacker is believed to be another teenager and a student from the same school, who walked into Patagonia College wearing a military jacket and a mask from the Netflix hit show Money Heist.

After being shot in the neck, the student ran to a toilet, but teachers were alerted, so he was sent to the local hospital’s Emergency Room.

The suspect was later arrested by the Uniformed Armed Police, who found the gun that was allegedly used in the shooting in a canal nearby the school.

Shootings are not common in Chile. In fact, many affirm this is the first incident of its kind registered in the country, even the police.

Despite no other students were harmed, the school decided to cancel classes for the day in all its levels and called parents to pick up their children as soon as possible.

The secretary of the Interior, Andrés Chadwick, lamented that teenagers can have easy access to guns. Apparently, it belonged to the student’s grandfather.

In this way, Chadwick assured checking students’ bags arises as a valid precautionary measure, which has been previously proposed by the Government.

Nonetheless, it has been heavily critised by students, schools and the opposition, which has a majority in the House and the Senate.

In the aftermath of the attack, the undersecretary of the Interior, Rodrigo Ubilla; and the secretary of Education, Marcela Cubillos, travelled to Puerto Montt, located over 1.000 kilometers south of Santiago, the country’s capital.

Diego  Barría (RBB)
Diego Barría (RBB)
Diego  Barría (RBB)
Diego Barría (RBB)