Brazil in Shock After Horrendous Child Murders in Minas Gerais

At least five children and a teacher are dead and dozens are wounded after a security guard entered a day care center and torched one of the classrooms.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At least five children and a teacher were killed on Thursday as a security guard for a day care center in the little town of Janaúba, Minas Gerais threw alcohol on them and then lit a match. As many as twenty children were taken to area hospitals for burns and smoke inhalation, according to officials. The attack sent shockwaves throughout the country.

The children were all in the classroom when 50-year-old Damião Soares dos Santos entered the premises, walked into a classroom full of four-year . . .

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