Student, 18, gunned down in shooting at his school

An outsider walked into the Colegio Técnico de Orotina and shot an 18-year-old student there in the head Monday morning.

Then the gunman barricaded himself in the school and held discussions with police officers before shooting himself in the head.

Dead was the student who had the last name of Salazar. The critically wounded gunman was hospitalized but was given a slim chance to survive.

The killing raised questions as to security in all the nation’s schools, and the Ministerio de Educación Pública moved to tighten up the access rules at all facilities.

No other student was injured in the Monday shooting, and police said it appeared that the gunman came specifically to kill young Salazar.

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