A school shooting is an attack at an educational institution, such as a primary school, secondary school, or university, involving the use of firearms. Many school shootings are also categorized as mass shootings due to multiple casualties.
The phenomenon is most widespread in the United States, which has the highest number of school-related shootings, but school shootings have taken place in many countries across the world.
Nigeria has not experienced cases of school shootings in the past, and this potential tragic incident was averted.
According to Twitter user @seundreew, the unnamed secondary school student was caught in school with a local gun she allegedly planned to use in shooting her teacher.
The girl, a student of Government Secondary School in Ikot Ewa, Cross River State, was asked by a teacher to cut her coloured hair and she was allegedly angered by this.
Subsequently, she arrived at school with a gun. @seundreew wrote;
She went to school (Government secondary school Ikot Ewa) with a gun to shoot her teacher for telling her to cut her colored hair?
She went to school (Government secondary school Ikot Ewa) with a gun to shoot her teacher for telling her to cut her colored hair? ð¤¯ pic.twitter.com/CcI8NwsF4p
— dr_dreew ð³ð¬ (@seundreew) February 17, 2021