ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Student Melissa Bassi was killed in a Brindisi, Italy bombing today at Francesca Laura Morvillo Falcone school. While the Mafia has yet to be linked to Melissa Bassi’s killing, the Cosa Nostra is credited with the tragic 1992 Sicily highway bombing that killed Giovanni Falcone and Francesca Laura Morvillo Falcone. Bassi’s school was named after Ms. Falcone.
The bomb went off shortly before 8 am today. Classes were already in session for the fashion school with teenagers on campus. Melissa Bassi was 16 years old.
Franco Scoditti, Mayor of the town of Mesagne, tells news that Melissa had just arrived on campus on a crowded school bus from Mesagne. Conflicting reports put as many as ten other students as injured. Some students are hospitalized with burns and others required surgery.
Interior Minister Anna Maria Cancellieri cautioned local news that no link to the Mafia has yet to be determined by investigators. National police chief Antonio Manganelli confirms that investigators have been dispatched to the region. School principal Angelo Rampino called the bombing senseless and said the device was designed and denoted to kill as many girls on campus as possible.
Just last month, the Calabrese mafiosa in Monasterace, Italy was so vigilant that it prompted the town’s Mayor Maria Carmella Lanzetta to resign. She claimed the town had become lawless and was not given enough funds to combat crime.