Pekka-Eric Auvinen, 18, killed seven fellow pupils and the headmistress at Jokela High School in Tuusula, 30 miles north of Finland’s capital Helsinki. He then turned the gun on himself, and died after being taken to hospital.
\’\’Bowling for Columbine\’\’ is riveting and scary, and its vision of a society racked by fear, riven by inequality and armed to the teeth is neither comforting nor easily wished away.
Gini for Finland, 26, for the US, 40.
Availability of guns about the same.
Might we need to take "riven by inequality" off our list of causes of school massacres?