UPDATE: Barcelona student who killed teacher had 25 person ‘kill list’ and bragged about killing teachers week before

Several other people inside the school are also receiving medical treatment after being injured in the attack

LAST UPDATED: 20 Apr, 2015 @ 14:31

Sant Andreu
Sant Andreu

A SCHOOL-child has been detained by police in Barcelona after he killed his teacher with a knife.

Two other students and a teacher are also receiving medical treatment after being injured in the attack.

The youth, 13, reportedly had made a kill list of 25 teachers and fellow pupils that he disliked. Local newspapers are also reporting that the boy was planning to commit suicide after killing his targets.

He also bragged to fellow pupils the week before about being able to kill teachers, according to local media reports.

The pupil, identified by his initials as M.P.C, turned up for school an hour late and attempted to attack a female teacher and her daughter with a crossbow and a knife.

A 70-year-old male substitute teacher entered the classroom to stop the attack and was fatally stabbed, according to local media.

The boy was eventually stopped by a caretaker who wrestled him to the floor.

A 14-year-old boy is also among the injured and is currently being treated for chest injuries at the Sant Pau hospital.

A regional police spokesman initially said he was not able to confirm what weapon was used to kill the male teacher but Spanish national television and other media outlets said it was a crossbow.

The attack took place in the Sant Andreu neighbourhood of the city.

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  1. Don’t suppose it would have made much difference in this case. But some horrendous weapons (to British eyes) are freely available on Spanish high streets. Why are the Spanish people so fond of daggers, swords, knuckledusters and all kinds of offensive weapons?
    I was warned many years ago not to enter a straight fist-fight with a native of this country because it would be met with a stabbing, not a punch.