Teenager to stay detained until February in Moscow region school shooting case
MOSCOW, October 31 (RAPSI) – The Basmanny District Court of Moscow on Tuesday extended the detention of a 15-year old student, who had allegedly opened fire in his school in the Moscow region, until February 5, the court’s spokesperson told RAPSI.
The court granted a motion lodged by investigators in part. Investigators demanded to extend the teenager’s detention until March 5, 2018.
In September, the student was charged with attempted murder and hooliganism committed with the use of explosives.
Earlier, attorney Viktor Zaprudsky said that the teenager repented all what he had done and apologized to victims. According to the lawyer, the boy's parents were ready to be financially liable for their son’s actions.
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.
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.