Investigators demand to detain suspect in Moscow region school shooting
MOSCOW, September 7 (RAPSI, Yevgeniya Sokolova) – Investigators have filed a motion with the Basmanny District Court of Moscow to detain a teenager who allegedly opened fire in a school in the Moscow region, until November 5, the court’s spokesperson Yunona Tsareva told RAPSI on Thursday.
The hearing will be held behind closed doors because the suspect has not reached the age of 16 years, the court’s representative added.
The incident took place in the town of Ivanteevka, 20km northeast of Moscow. According to investigators, a 15-year old student attacked a teacher with an axe, then he opened fire from an air gun and threw several smoke bombs in a classroom.
As a result, the teacher received an open craniocerebral trauma. Three minors panicking jumped out of the window and were injured as well, the Investigative Committee’s statement reads.
Prosecutors organized a check following the incident.
In February 2014, a similar incident took place in Moscow. Sergey Gordeev, then 15, brought a rifle and a carbine to school. He killed a police officer and a teacher, injured one more person and took hostages. The Investigative Committee found that the student had fired at least 11 rounds from a small caliber rifle before he was arrested. The student was ordered to undergo compulsory medical treatment.