MOSCOW, May 13 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Child Rights Commissioner will petition for awarding teaches, who have defended children during a shooting attack in a school in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan Republic, and helped with evacuation.

Two teachers, Elvira Ignatyeva and Venera Aizatova are to be awarded posthumously, Kuznetsova believes.

According to investigators, on May 11, an armed young man broke into an education institution and started shooting. Nine people including minors and two teachers were killed and over 20 persons were injured as a result of the assault. The attacker, who was arrested on the scene and identified, acted alone.

On May 12, he was placed in detention.