- Boy, 13, arrested after deadly attack at secondary school in Barcelona
- The teenager allegedly shot and killed a teacher using a crossbow
- Several pupils were injured in the attack on Monday morning
A teenage boy has been arrested after allegedly killing a teacher and wounding several others in an attack inside a school in Barcelona.
The 13-year-old boy reportedly walked into the school armed with a knife and crossbow, killing a male teacher and injuring four students and a teacher.
The teenager launched the attack in his own classroom, targeting his female Spanish teacher and her daughter, also a student at the school, Spanish media reports.
Attack: The 13-year-old boy reportedly burst into the school armed with a knife and crossbow, killing a male teacher and injuring four others
According to a witness, the boy had been late for class and shot and injured the female teacher before stabbing her daughter.
The victim, a male substitute teacher, had come to the aid of the woman and her daughter after hearing their screams and was shot and killed as he attempted to protect them, El Pais reports.
Barcelona police said the boy has been arrested but would not confirm the weapon used in the attack.
The officer was not immediately able to confirm what weapon was used to kill the teacher but Spanish National Television and other media outlets said it was a crossbow.
The attack took place in the Sant Andreu neighborhood of the city just after 9am, and the boy was detained shortly afterwards.
More to follow.
Shocking: The attack took place just after 9am this morning and police confirmed the boy has been detained