Two killed in school shooting in Saudi Arabia

Two killed in school shooting in Saudi Arabia |

RIYADH – At least two people were killed and another injured on Wednesday afternoon when a man opened fire inside a private school’s administration building in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh.

Luckily, no students were present, the head of the school told Reuters.

According to Khaleej Times, the shooting was “a case of a disgruntled employee,” said Talal al-Maiman, CEO of Kingdom Holding and chairman of Kingdom Schools, which operated the school.

“It is with regret that the administration building of Kingdom Schools witnessed this morning a shooting incident by an Arab national who has dismissed from the school four years ago on the basis of anger issues and an unstable personality,” he told Reuters.

The victims were a Saudi national and a Palestinian national, he said, and the situation at the school was contained as of mid-afternoon, reports Khaleej Times.

The school had been closed about a week before the Ramadan holiday, in line with a royal decree. The holiday began on Saturday. Police cars could be seen at the school campus, but the scene was otherwise quiet.


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