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Teacher dead, two students seriously injured in Swedish school sword attack

The Kronan school in Trollhattan
The Kronan school in Trollhattan
The attack happened in Trollhatten, near Gothenberg
The attack happened in Trollhatten, near Gothenberg

A teacher has been killed and two students seriously injured after a masked man attacked a school in southern Sweden.

The man was shot by police during the attack on the Kronan school in Trollhattan, near Goteborg, Sweden's second-largest city. The attack took place in the school's cafe area.

Health authorities in Trollhattan said one teacher died after being wounded in the attack and two students, aged 11 and 15, were seriously hurt with cuts. They said the attacker was also in a serious condition.

The school has 400 students, ranging from pre-school to high school.

Swedish media say the school held a meeting on Thursday morning to discuss teachers' concerns that the school was too open, with a cafe for adults that meant the school could not control who comes in.

The Dagens Nyheter newspaper said students must go through the cafe to reach the school's own cafeteria and other parts of the building.