News 15 march — 12:18

Thousands attend wake for victims


Thousands of people have attended a wake for victims of a school shooting near the Brazilian city of São Paulo, BBC reports.

Two former pupils, aged 17 and 25, killed eight people on Wednesday, in an attack police say was planned for more than a year.

Family members and friends wept over the open coffins of four teenage boys before their funerals.

The young gunmen killed a total of five pupils, a school administrator and a teacher before killing themselves.

Earlier, they had shot dead the uncle of the 17-year-old.

A state official said the younger gunman "had never shown any problems" at school, but his mother said he had been bullied.

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