Skip to comments.Student gunman kills 2, briefly takes hostages in Russian school
Posted on 02/03/2014 3:50:22 AM PST by cunning_fish
Moscow police say a student burst into a high school Monday with a rifle and fatally shot a police officer and a teacher before briefly taking a class full of children hostage.
Investigators told the Associated Press that the student had been taken into custody alive. Details of the student's identity were not immediately available.
Russia Today reported that the gunman entered School No. 263 and threatened the school's security guard before making his way to a biology classroom, where he took 29 10th-grade students hostage before releasing most of them soon after. It is not clear when the rest of the children were released.
The security guard was able to call police to the scene with an alarm button, and the gunman reportedly shot two of the responding officers, one fatally. It is not clear when he shot the teacher.
The school was evacuated of the rest of the students, and police spokeswoman Karina Sabitova told the Associated Press that no children were injured.
All Russian schools are required to have at least one armed security guard as the result of legislation passed in the wake of the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis, which ended in the deaths of over 300 people, including nearly 200 children.
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Is he a Muslim? These days, it is almost automatic, to ask that question.
“Is he a Muslim? These days, it is almost automatic, to ask that question.”
Given the history here my first question is; “Humm. Muslim or screaming Democrat?”
>>All Russian schools are required to have at least one armed security guard...>>
At least it got the perp. Where are OUR security guards in our schools?
Even with background checks and gun registration, you can’t stop all the crazy people.
Yes, that too. Rats are all bad, but screaming rats are even worse.
The most dangerous place to be is the Gun Free Zone.
Any bets on how long this criminal terrorist continues breathing? Russia is a little less coddling of criminals that we are.
How long until Chuck Schumer tries for another gun ban?
_resident: As you know there was a shooting in Russia today. What that means is we have to keep guns out of your hands.