• World - Europe
  • Updated: May 04, 2023

Serbia Remains In Mourning Over Country’s Deadliest School Shooting

Serbia Remains In Mourning Over Country’s Deadliest School

Mourners hold processions in Serbia

Serbia remains in mourning after a 13-year-old student killed eight of his fellow classmates and a security guard in the deadliest school shooting in the country's history.

The shooting took which place at the Vladislav Ribnikar elementary school in Belgrade on Wednesday, left the Balkan nation reeling.

On Thursday, schools across the country held a moment of silence to remember the victims.

The leading mental health institute in Belgrade also opened a crisis hotline to provide psychological support to students, teachers, and families affected by the shooting.

The Vladislav Ribnikar elementary school remained sealed off on Thursday, with police guarding the entrance.

But people continued to place flowers, toys, and light candles at a makeshift memorial on the pavement outside the school.

Serbia will observe three days of mourning starting on Friday, and the interior ministry has asked firearm owners to keep their guns locked in safes, warning that people who did not abide would have their weapons seized.

Authorities said the suspected shooter, who was armed with two pistols, had planned the shooting for a month and made a list of kids he planned to kill.

Belgrade police chief Veselin Milic said the sketch looks like something from a video game or a horror movie, which indicates that he planned in detail, by classes, who to liquidate.

The suspect, who was a student at Vladislav Ribnikar, will be held in custody in a psychiatric ward as he is a minor and cannot stand trial.

Related Topics

Join our Telegram platform to get news update Join Now
Quadri Adejumo
Quadri Adejumo

Quadri Adejumo covers World News, Health, Climate & Humanitarian.

More From this Author


mtn nigeria communications plc ICT

On May 16, 2001, MTN became the first GSM network to make a call following the g...

ncr nigeria plc ICT

NCR Nigeria PLC was incorporated in Nigeria under the Companies and Allied Matte...

airtel africa plc ICT

Airtel Africa is a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money servi...

courteville business solutions plc ICT

COURTEVILLE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS PLC (“Courteville”), is a foremost Ni...


0 Comment(s)


See this post in...