Trial of alleged Moscow region school shooter to be held behind closed doors
MOSCOW, November 28 (RAPSI) – Trial of a teenager charged with shooting in his school in Ivanteevka (Moscow region) will be held behind closed doors, RAPSI has learnt in the Moscow Regional Court’s press service.
A corresponding defense motion was granted today, a representative of the court told RAPSI.
The defendant is accused of hooliganism committed with the use of explosives and attempted murder. The boy has been found sane. In August, his detention was extended until December 5.
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, 2017. 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 reported.