A masked man wielding a knife stabbed four people killing one teacher and a student on Thursday at a school in southern Sweden.
Students fled in fear from the Kronan school in Trollhattan while the attacker stabbed people in a nearby cafe.
The Kronan school teaches students that range in age from preschoolers to high school aged children.
Police said that when they arrived at the scene one male teacher was already dead and two male students and a male teacher were seriously wounded.
Authorities said that one student died after arriving at a local hospital.
The twenty one year old attacker, who is now at a local hospital, was shot in the chest twice by Swedish police.
Authorities said that the motives of the attacker remain unknown at this time.
Doctors at the Norra Alvsborgs Lanssjukhus hospital told reporters that one teacher had been stabbed in the abdomen while the two male students, eleven and fifteen years old, were stabbed in the abdomen, liver and chest.
Doctors said that the children, “hover between life and death”.