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Students, teacher killed in a school shooting in Russia’s Kazan

At least one suspect, a 19-year-old man, was arrested. Early reports in state media said a second alleged shooter had been killed by police, although those reports were not confirmed by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov.

Students teacher killed in a school shooting in Russias Kazan-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published May 11, 2021, 4:20 PM IST
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A school shooting erupted Tuesday in the Russian city of Kazan, leaving eight students and one teacher dead, Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing local emergency services.

At least one suspect, a 19-year-old man, was arrested. Early reports in state media said a second alleged shooter had been killed by police, although those reports were not confirmed by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov.

Minnikhanov said four male and three female eighth-grade students died and 12 more children and four adults were taken to hospital, in “a great tragedy for the whole country”. Eighth-grade children in Russia are 13 and 14 years old.

Local officials said some children were evacuated from the school but others still remained in the building. Authorities said additional security measures have been put into place in all schools in Kazan, the capital of Russia’s Tatarstan region, roughly 700 kilometers (430 miles) east of Moscow.

Responding to the attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would review Russia's gun control laws.

School shootings are relatively rare in Russia. One of the last major incidents happened in Russian-annexed Crimea in 2018.

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