Father of Moscow school shooter pardoned
MOSCOW, June 17 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) - A magistrate court in Moscow has pardoned the father of a Moscow teenager who was ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment for killing two in 2014 shooting spree, the court’s press office told RAPSI on Wednesday.
Viktor Gordeev was charged of negligent storage of firearms.
Investigators accused Sergey Gordeev’s father, a retired Interior Ministry official, of habitual negligence with regard to his hunting carbines, because his son knew that he kept the key to the gun safe in a chest of drawers. The teenager opened the safe, took the carbines and went on a shooting spree at his school.
On February 3, 2014, Sergey Gordeev, 15, made his way into his school with a rifle by threatening a guard who immediately called the police. Gordeev barged into a classroom where a geography teacher was giving a lesson and fatally shot him, holding about 20 students hostage, according to investigators.
He also shot a police officer who arrived on the scene and wounded another one, according to investigators.
Investigators reported that he fired no less than 11 shots, wielding two carbines that were legally registered to his father. The teenager was detained and officially charged with murder, intent to commit murder, and taking of hostages.
He pleaded partially guilty. A psychiatric evaluation has found him insane.
In March 2015, Moscow’s Butyrsky District Court ordered Sergey Gordeev to undergo psychiatric treatment.