Teen suspected of Moscow region school shooting put in detention
MOSCOW, September 7 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court on Thursday ordered the detention of a teenager, who had allegedly opened fire in a school in the Moscow region, until November 5, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
Defense lawyer Viktor Zaprudsky asked the court to put the student under house arrest.
Earlier, the attorney said that the teenager repents all what he had done and apologized to victims. According to Zaprudsky, the suspect’s parents are ready to be financially liable for their son’s actions.
The hearing was held behind closed doors because the suspect did not reach the age of 16 years.
The incident took place in the town of Ivanteevka, 20km northeast of Moscow, on September 5. 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.