World News

Teen attacks teacher, opens fire in Russian school

Posted September 5

— Russian investigators say a teenager attacked a teacher and opened fire with an air gun in a classroom in a Moscow suburb.

The Investigative Committee said in a statement a 15-year old boy walked into a full classroom in the suburb of Ivanteyevka earlier on Tuesday with the gun hidden under a raincoat.

The teacher was hospitalized with a brain injury. A student who jumped out of the window suffered a fracture, while two others who jumped had bruises. There was no indication that anyone was shot.

The suspect was detained, the investigators said. They did not identify a motive for the attack.

Russia, unlike the United States, has strict gun control laws, and it was not immediately clear how the teenager got hold of the weapon.


Please with your account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all