Panic gripped Vivekodhayam School in the heart of Thrissur city in Kerala on November 21, 2023 as a former student opened fire thrice on the campus.
The police took the culprit into custody in connection with the incident. He reportedly opened fire from an air gun. The police suspect that he was under the influence of drugs.
The incident happened around 11 a.m. The shooter, who completed SSLC from the school in 2022, reached the school office and asked for his teachers. He was reportedly speaking incoherently.
He then opened fire thrice before entering the classrooms. He threatened the teachers too.
Panicked school authorities informed the police. Even before the police reached the school, he escaped from the scene by jumping over the compound wall. The police then chased and took him into custody.
According to school sources, he was previously studying in another school, but joined Vivekodhayam after he had some issues with teachers at his former school.
It is reported that he has been under treatment for mental issues.