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10 Jan 2020 | 01:09 PM UTC

Mexico: Shooting at school in Torreón January 10

Student kills teacher, self and wounds six others in shooting at school in Torreón (Coahuila state) on January 10; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions likely over the coming hours

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Event

A young boy reportedly opened fire at the Colegio Cervantes private school in Torreón (Coahuila state) at approximately 08:30 (local time) on Friday, January 10, killing a teacher and wounding at least six others before committing suicide. Authorities are at the scene, and investigations into the incident are ongoing as of Friday afternoon.

A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions, such as road closures, are expected around the school over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Torreón are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area of the incident, anticipate a heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.