Shooting incident in Vantaa shocks many

Photo: Suomen Punainen Risti

The shooting incident at Viertola school in Vantaa may have left children, young people and their loved ones shocked and frightened.

A shooting incident occurred at Viertola school in Vantaa on Tuesday 2 April 2024. The Red Cross is ready to respond to any support requests by the authorities and help when necessary.

See our instructions for psychosocial support for advice on how to help yourself and discuss the shocking incident with your loved ones:

Red Cross Youth Shelters offer emergency crisis help for young people and their loved ones over the telephone, online and face to face at the shelters. Young people aged 12–29 can reach out for help anonymously through the Sekasin chat coordinated by the Sekasin Kollektiivi: www.sekasin.fi

Contact information for Youth Shelters: