jokela high school

School Shooters Who Wore Personalized Shirts During Their Attacks

Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, the two perpetrators of the Columbine High School Massacre. On April 20, 1999, Harris and Klebold murdered 11 students and a teacher and injured 24 before committing suicide. During the attack, Klebold wore the black t-shirt on the left side of the photo, displaying the word “wrath”, while Harris wore the “natural selection” t-shirt on the right. The two additionally wore black trench coats at the start of the shooting. 

18-year-old Pekka Eric Auvinen, perpetrator of the Jokela School Shooting, who wore his “humanity is overrated” shirt. In November of 2007 Auvinen shot and killed a total of 8 people, injured an additional 13, and subsequently shot himself in the head. Auvinen later succumbed to his wounds in a local hospital. This was the second school shooting to take place in the entirety of Finland’s history.  

Tj Lane, aged 17 at the time of his attack, executed 3 of his male classmates and injured 3 more at Chardon High School. On February 7, 2012, the day of the shooting, Lane wielded a Ruger MK III .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun and wore a grey pull-over bearing the word “killer”. 

Lane is shown here again, later in time, at court. He had scribbled the word “killer” on yet another shirt and concealed it. After entering the courtroom Lane discarded his dress-shirt, revealing what was underneath to the family members of those he had murdered. The judge present claimed to not have seen the atrocity, otherwise immediate action would have been taken. 

School/University Shooter Voices
School/University Shooter Voices

Audio recordings of various school or university shooters. Note: Elliot Rodger isn’t necessarily a school/university shooter, as his attack was only on the campus, and three of his victims were stabbed to death, not shot.  Still fits into the theme, in my opinion.

In chronological order: Kip Kinkel (1998) - Dylan Klebold (†1999) - Eric Harris (†1999) - Seung-hui Cho (†2007) - Pekka-Eric Auvinen (†2007) - TJ Lane (2012) - Adam Lanza (†2012) - Elliot Rodger (†2014) - Dylann Roof (2015)

anonymous asked:

dude can you educate me on pekka thanks

Pekka-Eric Auvinen “The Youtube Killer”


  • born June 4, 1989 in Finland
  • Father: Ismo Auvinen
  • Mother: Mikaela Vuorio
  • Siblings: 1 Brother
  • was frequently bullied at school
  • took antidepressants and tried to get referred to a psychiatric outpatient clinic

Pekka-Eric Auvinen was described as a militant radical who was interested in far-right and far-left movements. His ideologies includes a mix of cynicism, antihumanism and nihilism, describing humanity as overrated and a species among other animals. He was anti-religious as well and hated democracy so much that he also included the Finnish parliament in his list of targets.

“Humans are just a species among other animals and world does not exist only for humans. Death and killing is not a tragedy, it happens in nature all the time between all species. Not all human lives are important or worth saving. Only superior (intelligent, self-aware, strong-minded) individuals should survive while inferior (stupid, retarded, weak-minded masses) should perish.”

- Pekka-Eric Auvinen

Auvinen had a number of online accounts, including a YouTube account where he used to upload videos about school shootings (including the Columbine High School masssacre) and other violent incidents. 6 months before the massacre, “theamazingatheist” (another youtube channel) posted a video regarding kids who admired Columbine killers are dangerous and his list of names included Auvinen’s Youtube username.

On the day of the attack, Auvinen posted a video on Youtube, with the Stray Bullet soundtrack, in connection to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, predicting the massacre. He also posted a thread on 4chan stating:

“Bye, going to shoot people at my school in Jokela now.”.

The Jokela school shooting occured on November 7, 2007 at Jokela High School in Jokela, a town of Tuusula in Finalnd. The 18-year-old student Auvinen entered the school on that morning at approximately 11:40 after he had missed his first lessons, armed with a semi-automatic pistol. 

SIG Mosquito .22-calibre

The shooting began as he encountered a student in the corridor and killed him, then moved to the lavatories. At the lavatories, Auvinen fatally shot three more students and a nurse.

After this, Auvinen began shouting and firing randomly, discharging his gun a total of 53 times in the corridors. At one point, he encountered the mother of a student as she was entering the school, but spared her. 

Auvinen then began pouring two-stroke engine fuel (a gasoline and oil mixture) on corridor walls and floors, but he was not able to ignite the fuel. He then went to the school canteen on the first floor and tried to enter it, but the sliding glass doors were locked. After demanding to be let in, he fired through the glass, hitting some chairs inside. People hiding in the canteen were able to escape through the other end of the room and hid in the rooms behind the kitchen.

A few minutes later, Auvinen spotted the first responding police officers and paramedics converging at the area of the inner court and shot at them. No officers were hit. Soon afterward, Auvinen walked into the corridor next to the canteen and shot himself in the head, ending the shooting. He was found and taken to the Hospital of Helsinki, where he died from the gunshot wound.

He killed eight people in total and injured twelve others by flying shattered glass or sprained ankles.


The Jokela school massacre was a school shooting that occurred on November 7, 2007, at Jokela High School in Jokela, a town in the municipality of Tuusula, Finland. The gunman, 18-year-old student Pekka-Eric Auvinen, entered the school on that morning armed with a semi-automatic pistol. He killed eight people and wounded one person in the toe before shooting himself in the head; eleven others were also injured by flying shattered glass. Auvinen died later that evening in a Helsinki hospital.

This was the second school shooting in the history of Finland. The previous incident occurred in 1989 at the Raumanmeri school in Rauma, when a 14-year-old fatally shot two fellow students. Less than one year after the Jokela school massacre, the Kauhajoki school shooting occurred in Kauhajoki, where a gunman shot and killed ten people before killing himself

The Shooting: At approximately 11:40, Pekka-Eric Auvinen entered the school’s main hallway at Jokela High School. The emergency services received the first phone call at 11:43. Most victims were later found in the entrance hallway of the school. At 11:44, school principal Helena Kalmi ordered all students and teachers to barricade themselves inside their classrooms. Kalmi then left the school administration office and tried to convince Auvinen to surrender. Auvinen shot Kalmi seven times in view of a group of students in the school yard, killing her.The school nurse later tried to help wounded students, but Auvinen killed her as well. Auvinen then began walking around the school, knocking on classroom doors. He shouted orders at some of the students, proclaimed a revolution, and urged the students to destroy school property. He also aimed his weapon at some people without shooting them.The victims sustained multiple injuries to the upper body and head. He later began pouring two-stroke engine fuel (a gasoline and oil mixture) on corridor walls and floors, but he was not able to ignite the fuel.

A police patrol vehicle arrived at 11:55, followed later by about one hundred police officers at about 12:30, including the Karhuryhmä special operations unit. Even off-duty police officers arrived and surrounded the school. When the police tried to negotiate with Auvinen, he answered by firing a shot at the police at 12:04 local time. No officers were hit.

The shooting ended after 40 minutes when Auvinen shot himself in the head at 12:24. The police entered the school at 1:53. Auvinen was found in a boys’ lavatory still alive but unconscious at 1:54. The police searched one room at a time for other shooters. The police were not able to secure the building until shortly before 4:00. No police officers fired their weapons.

Auvinen was taken to the Töölö Hospital of the Helsinki University Central Hospital at 2:45 where he died at 10:15 from the self-inflicted gunshot wound.


Jokela School Shooting

On the 7th of November 2007 in Finland, 18 year old Pekka Eric Auvinen went into Jokela High School and started shooting. 8 people died before he turned the gun on himself.

Months before the shooting, Auvinen’s parents tried to get him sectioned but instead he was prescribed anti depressants. Pekka was bullied at school, and had keen interests in both the far right and far left, claiming to shout “die in a white revolution”. A Youtube account linked to him had uploaded videos about mass murders including Columbine and waco Siege


November 7, 2007 - Pekka-Eric Auvinen (also known as usernames NaturalSelector89 and Sturmgeist89) opens fire at Jokela High School in Tuusula, Finland. Survivors stated that during his attack, he shouted of revolution. He is known for having uploaded videos on YouTube of himself at a shooting range and speaking of his view on the human race. One video, titled Jokela High School Massacre – 11/7/2007, was posted in the weeks leading up to the shooting. The video consisted of photos of the school building and himself holding a gun. Tuomas Hulkkonen was quoted after the shooting as saying, “He withdrew into his shell. I had noticed a change in him just recently, and I thought that perhaps he was a bit depressed, or something, but I couldn’t imagine that in reality he would do anything like this.”
Seven students and the principal were shot and killed before Auvinen turned the gun on himself.

Heres a screenshot of the video that was posted a day before the massacre. It showed a building which seemed to have been his high school, and then it eventually faded into this picture which seems to be a red and black picture of Pekka holding a gun.on YouTube it appears that he posted the video under a pseudonym Sturmgeist 89, either to commemorate that he will be conducting or an attack, or it may have been a warning or both. The title of the video was “The Jokela High School Massacre”. Stray Bullet by KMFDM was also playing in the background which is also known to be Eric Harris’s favorite song.

PEKKA-ERIC Auvinen sat among the chaos he had caused at Jokela High School, pressed a .22 calibre pistol against his skull and pulled the trigger. He had done what he had come to do.

He had killed seven students and a teacher in the small town of Tuusula, in southern Finland. The killing spree came just hours after he posted a final video on YouTube, the last chapter in a grim catalogue that foreshadowed his deadly intent.

The 18-year-old student, who was fascinated by Nazi and Stalinist ideologies, saw it as his job to rid the human race of “failures of natural selection”.

In recent weeks Auvinen posted several blogs and videos on the internet. He called them the “Manifesto of a Natural Selector”. The blonde haired teenager railed against society, said he no longer wants to be a part of it and predicted killing people.

“I cannot say that I am of the same race as this miserable, arrogant and selfish human race. No! I have evolved a step higher”, he wrote on one blog.

Auvinen set up a YouTube account under the name of Sturmgeist89 and described himself as an 18-year old Finnish man “who is ready to die for his cause.”

He uploaded a selection of scenes from Schindler’s List in which Jews are tortured and killed, a tribute to Columbine killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold and a post glorifying the last days of the Twin Towers. American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and a tribute to the Unabomber were also among Sturmgeist89’s collection of macabre tributes.

It wasn’t long before Auvinen moved on from his heros and began to post videos of himself.

In a video called “Me and my gun, Catherine (.22 LR semi-automatic Sig Sauer Mosquito). I love her! :)“ Auvinen aimed the weapon directly at the camera. And just days ago he uploaded a film of himself using apples for target practice in a forest.

Auvinen’s friends say the teenager began to draw pictures involving guns and he seemed disturbed. But when they asked about his strange behaviour, the gunman said he was joking.

Online, though, Auvinen left little doubt of his intentions.

Weearing a shirt proclaiming "Humanity is overrated”, Auvinen told the world of his plan to murder those he saw as “unfit, disgraces of human race”.

Sturmgeist89’s last YouTube post entitled Jokela High School Massacre - 11/7/2007shows a still photo of a low building that appears to be Jokela High School.

The photo breaks apart to reveal a red-tinted picture of a man pointing a handgun at the camera.

Only hours after he last edited this last post Auvinen systematically prowled the hallways of Jokela High School targeting his victims.

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The Jokela school massacre was a school shooting that occurred on November 7, 2007, at Jokela High School, in Jokela, a town in the municipality of Tuusula,Finland. The gunman, 18-year-old student Pekka-Eric Auvinen, entered the school on that morning armed with a semi-automatic pistol. He killed eight people and wounded one person in the toe before shooting himself in the head; eleven others were also injured by flying shattered glass. Auvinen died later that evening in a Helsinki hospital

Eric Harris age 18 (first on Zoloft then Luvox) and Dylan Klebold aged 17 (Columbine school shooting in Littleton, Colorado), killed 12 students and 1 teacher, and wounded 23 others, before killing themselves. Klebold’s medical records have never been made available to the public.

Jeff Weise, age 16, had been prescribed 60 mg/day of Prozac (three times the average starting dose for adults!) when he shot his grandfather, his grandfather’s girlfriend and many fellow students at Red Lake, Minnesota. He then shot himself. 10 dead, 12 wounded.

Cory Baadsgaard, age 16, Wahluke (Washington state) High School, was on Paxil (which caused him to have hallucinations) when he took a rifle to his high school and held 23 classmates hostage. He has no memory of the event.

Chris Fetters, age 13, killed his favorite aunt while taking Prozac.

Christopher Pittman, age 12, murdered both his grandparents while taking Zoloft.

Mathew Miller, age 13, hung himself in his bedroom closet after taking Zoloft for 6 days.

Kip Kinkel, age 15, (on Prozac and Ritalin) shot his parents while they slept then went to school and opened fire killing 2 classmates and injuring 22 shortly after beginning Prozac treatment.

Luke Woodham, age 16 (Prozac) killed his mother and then killed two students, wounding six others.

A boy in Pocatello, ID (Zoloft) in 1998 had a Zoloft-induced seizure that caused an armed stand off at his school.

Michael Carneal (Ritalin), age 14, opened fire on students at a high school prayer meeting in West Paducah, Kentucky. Three teenagers were killed, five others were wounded..

A young man in Huntsville, Alabama (Ritalin) went psychotic chopping up his parents with an ax and also killing one sibling and almost murdering another.

Andrew Golden, age 11, (Ritalin) and Mitchell Johnson, aged 14, (Ritalin) shot 15 people, killing four students, one teacher, and wounding 10 others.

TJ Solomon, age 15, (Ritalin) high school student in Conyers, Georgia opened fire on and wounded six of his class mates.

Rod Mathews, age 14, (Ritalin) beat a classmate to death with a bat.

James Wilson, age 19, (various psychiatric drugs) from Breenwood, South Carolina, took a .22 caliber revolver into an elementary school killing two young girls, and wounding seven other children and two teachers.

Elizabeth Bush, age 13, (Paxil) was responsible for a school shooting in Pennsylvania

Jason Hoffman (Effexor and Celexa) – school shooting in El Cajon, California

Jarred Viktor, age 15, (Paxil), after five days on Paxil he stabbed his grandmother 61 times.

Chris Shanahan, age 15 (Paxil) in Rigby, ID who out of the blue killed a woman.

Jeff Franklin (Prozac and Ritalin), Huntsville, AL, killed his parents as they came home from work using a sledge hammer, hatchet, butcher knife and mechanic’s file, then attacked his younger brothers and sister.

Neal Furrow (Prozac) in LA Jewish school shooting reported to have been court-ordered to be on Prozac along with several other medications.

Kevin Rider, age 14, was withdrawing from Prozac when he died from a gunshot wound to his head. Initially it was ruled a suicide, but two years later, the investigation into his death was opened as a possible homicide. The prime suspect, also age 14, had been taking Zoloft and other SSRI antidepressants.

Alex Kim, age 13, hung himself shortly after his Lexapro prescription had been doubled.

Diane Routhier was prescribed Welbutrin for gallstone problems. Six days later, after suffering many adverse effects of the drug, she shot herself.

Billy Willkomm, an accomplished wrestler and a University of Florida student, was prescribed Prozac at the age of 17. His family found him dead of suicide – hanging from a tall ladder at the family’s Gulf Shore Boulevard home in July 2002.

Kara Jaye Anne Fuller-Otter, age 12, was on Paxil when she hung herself from a hook in her closet. Kara’s parents said “…. the damn doctor wouldn’t take her off it and I asked him to when we went in on the second visit. I told him I thought she was having some sort of reaction to Paxil…”)

Gareth Christian, Vancouver, age 18, was on Paxil when he committed suicide in 2002,
(Gareth’s father could not accept his son’s death and killed himself.)

Julie Woodward, age 17, was on Zoloft when she hung herself in her family’s detached garage.

Matthew Miller was 13 when he saw a psychiatrist because he was having difficulty at school. The psychiatrist gave him samples of Zoloft. Seven days later his mother found him dead, hanging by a belt from a laundry hook in his closet.

Kurt Danysh, age 18, and on Prozac, killed his father with a shotgun. He is now behind prison bars, and writes letters, trying to warn the world that SSRI drugs can kill.

Woody ____, age 37, committed suicide while in his 5th week of taking Zoloft. Shortly before his death his physician suggested doubling the dose of the drug. He had seen his physician only for insomnia. He had never been depressed, nor did he have any history of any mental illness symptoms.

A boy from Houston, age 10, shot and killed his father after his Prozac dosage was increased.

Hammad Memon, age 15, shot and killed a fellow middle school student. He had been diagnosed with ADHD and depression and was taking Zoloft and “other drugs for the conditions.”

Matti Saari, a 22-year-old culinary student, shot and killed 9 students and a teacher, and wounded another student, before killing himself. Saari was taking an SSRI and a benzodiazapine.

Steven Kazmierczak, age 27, shot and killed five people and wounded 21 others before killing himself in a Northern Illinois University auditorium. According to his girlfriend, he had recently been taking Prozac, Xanax and Ambien. Toxicology results showed that he still had trace amounts of Xanax in his system.

Finnish gunman Pekka-Eric Auvinen, age 18, had been taking antidepressants before he killed eight people and wounded a dozen more at Jokela High School – then he committed suicide.
Asa Coon from Cleveland, age 14, shot and wounded four before taking his own life. Court records show Coon was on Trazodone.

Jon Romano, age 16, on medication for depression, fired a shotgun at a teacher in his
New York high school.

Missing from list… 3 of 4 known to have taken these same meds….

What drugs was Jared Lee Loughner on, age 21…… killed 6 people and injuring 14 others in Tuscon, Az

What drugs was James Eagan Holmes on, age 24….. killed 12 people and injuring 59 others in Aurora Colorado

What drugs was Jacob Tyler Roberts on, age 22, killed 2 injured 1, Clackamas Or

What drugs was Adam Peter Lanza on, age 20, Killed 26 and wounded 2 in Newtown Ct
Roberts is the only one that I haven’t heard about being on drugs of some kind. “

—  This is the last post John Noveske made on his Facebook page before he was killed
Pekka Eric Auvinen

Similar to majority of us in the TCC Pekka was infatuated with columbine,and he often identified with Eric Harris (hence his username naturalselector89). He’s commonly known for making youtube videos and he would often rant and talk about atheism, terrorism, Nazism, and columbine. On November 7th,2007 Pekka fatally shot the headmistress, six classmates, and a nurse at Jokela Highschool. He had 500 cartridges on him, and shot kids at random. Once the police arrived and began moving towards the school in a large mass, Pekka turned the gun on himself inflicting severe blows to his head, and he later died in the hospital. He killed seven students and a teacher.

He uploaded scenes from Schindlers list as a homage to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, which showed jews being tortured and killed and he also created a post praising the twin towers. Like how almost nearly every school shooter wore a shirt with some sort of message or domineering word, his said ‘humanity is overrated’ and was determined to murder those he deemed to be "unfit, disgraces of human race". In the last video he uploaded was entitled as Jokela High school Massacre - 11/7/2007 shows a building which appears to be his highschool and a red tinted picture of a man pointing his handgun towards the camera.Once he uploaded his last video Pekka went to his highschool and wandered the halls aimlessly, getting ready to find his victims and aim fire. It was his way of curing the world of its disease.

Pekka was eager to leave his existence and humanity, for he saw nothing but miserable arrogance and he wanted to inspire others so they can make a change. “I cannot say that I am of the same race as this miserable, arrogant and selfish human race. No! I have evolved a step higher”, he declared on his blog, no longer wanting to be apart of humanity and those that reside within it. He saw everyone as weak,and he was determined to spread his message- not considering that it might generate even more ugliness in the world. To him he was inspiring, a godlike figure, revolutionary. He looked up to Eric Harris, eager to be like him and follow his footsteps, even if it meant war.

anonymous asked:

Can you tell me about pekka?? I've read a little about him but why are you so interested in him? ☺

Well I’m still reading about him trying to gather information (and I’m also horrible at explaining 😂) so I can’t really say much (if you’d want to learn more about Pekka I’d HIGHLY recommend checking out/following naturalselector98 !! )
But basically, Pekka was an 18 year old from Finland and he attended Jokela high school, in the town of Jokela in the municipality of Tuusula, and on November 7th, 2007 he arrived at school after missing his first class and killed 8 people and injured 13 (only one injury was caused by gunshot however) and then turned the gun on himself. He was very interested in Columbine, as well as mass & serial killer cases (as he said in his “what do I love / like” ) He also made many videos that he posted to YouTube, you can actually still find a few of them (there’s a few channels on YouTube that have re-uploaded some of his videos) because of his YouTube presence under the username NaturalSelector89 (and later, under the username, Sturmgeist89) he received the nickname “The YouTube Killer”

I guess the reason why I’m so interested in Pekka is because I have an interest in some of the same things as him (philosophy, psychology, politics, and *COUGHCOUGH* communism *COUGHCOUGH*) and he’s just such an interesting person. A lot of people think of him as a Columbine/Eric Harris copycat but really he’s sO MUCH MORE THAN THAT!! Sure he did take some inspiration from Columbine, but looking on the other side of the iceberg you can see that he was so much more than that. I’d highly recommend you read more about him :0


Pekka-Eric Auvinen - perpetrator of the Jokela school massacre.

At approximately 11:40 am on November the 7th, 2007, Pekka-Eric Auvinen entered Jokela High School, he was armed with a semi automatic pistol. He shot and killed eight people, twelve others were injured: eleven by shattered glass and one by a gunshot wound to the toe. Auvinen then turned the gun on himself. He died later that night at 10:15, in Töölö hospital, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.
Previous to the attack on the school, Auvinen had uploaded a video to youtube called ‘Jokela High School Massacre - 11/7/2007.’ This video announced the massacre, hours before it took place, ‘Stray Bullet’ - KMFDM was played in the background of the video. There had also been videos uploaded to youtube of Auvinen shooting his new gun, this was only weeks before the massacre.

Jokela school shooting, Finland, 7/11/2007

Pekka Eric Auvinen was only 18 years old when he committed the massacre and was a student at Jokela High School. He was born on June 4, 1989, in Tuusula Finland, Ironically a place with such liberal gun laws. However, they could not have prevented Pekka from owning a gun since he had turned 18. Resources show that his father was a part-time musician and a full-time railroad worker and his mother was an ex-deputy of the Tuusula municipal council. His family and school failed their endeavor to push him to become more social. The local community’s young adolescents grew concerned with Pekka’s broodish behavior, way of speaking,and solemn outward countenance in the same year of the massacre. His parents tried to get psychiatric help but no no avail. As time went on Pekka gradually became more radical and became engrossed in learning about terrorism. His views were unconventional, and most would say even immoral.

Due to his lack of forming meaningful relationships this contributed to Pekka seeking refuge and a sense of belonging in online forums and communities, this including YouTube. Pekka has lived in his community for most of his life, which seems to be even more damaging to those that have known him. Kauhajoki and the Jokela shootings are known to be the worse cases of mass murder in Finland. Pekka was eighteen while Matti Saari was 22. Saari entered his educational facility and began a vehement storm, using a .22 calibre semi automatic pistol that had been bought at the same gun store in Jokela. They both wanted to not only murder students, but burn down their institutions as well.

Det Haapala, a Detective Superintendent, mentioned that the motive behind the attack remained unclear, “but the explanation can be found mainly in his web writings and his social behavior”. The more we continue to study Pekka and his writing, way of thinking, and thought processes- we will soon get an idea as to why he committed the massacre. From what I’ve read and came up with is that there could be multiple reasons, not just one-Pekka seemed to have multiple motives, his distaste for humanity, loneliness, rejection, bullying. None of this justified what he has done but understanding these aspects give us a better understanding of not only Pekka but to make sure that we are able to spot the red flags of violence and to prevent from massacres like Jokela and  Kauhajoki from happening.

Gun ownership in Finland is one of the highest in the world, yet it seems apparent that crimes simply weren’t likely to occur, since the country declares that there are low levels of crime committed within its barriers.The government of Finland met in a emergency meeting on a Wednesday evening to remedy the issue, and spoke about bringing in more security into schools.