Police in Brazil say a 19-year-old sneaked into his former school in the central state of Goias and shot a student dead while she was in class.

The press office of the Civil Police in Goias say the young man jumped the wall of the May 13 State School in Alexania early Monday morning. He fired 11 times on the 16-year-old girl.

The suspect was caught as he fled the scene and told police that he hated the victim but also had a crush on her.

Alexania is about 75 miles (120 kilometers) from the state capital of Goiania, where another student opened fire in a classroom in October. Two students died and four people were wounded in that school shooting.