A spokesperson for a regional public affairs workplace mentioned 26 deaths have been confirmed to this point — 23 youngsters, two academics and one police officer.

In keeping with Thai media studies, the gunman additionally used knives within the assault after which fled the constructing.

Images confirmed at the least two our bodies on the ground of the middle lined in white sheets.

A number of media retailers recognized the assailant as a former police lieutenant colonel from the area however there was no speedy official affirmation.

The Each day Information newspaper reported that after fleeing the scene of the assault the assailant returned to his house and killed himself alongside together with his spouse and baby.