Investigators in Buryatia looking into incident in school

The Buryatia Office of the Investigative Committee has initiated criminal proceedings against a student of a school suspected of attempted murder of two or more people committed against minors under Part 3 of Article 30, Part 2, items “a” and “c” of Article 105 of the RF Criminal Code.

According to preliminary information, on the morning of 19 January 2018, a ninth-grader of a school located in Sosnovy Bor district of Ulan-Ude took an axe and attacked 7th-graders. Then he set a classroom on fire with a Molotov cocktail. 3 students and a teacher were wounded. Investigators are now working to find out the motives and all the circumstances surrounding the crime.

The suspect has been detained. Necessary investigating operations are underway on the scene to gather physical evidence. The investigators are also going to assess the actions (omission) of the school staff and child negligence prevention authorities responsible for safety at school.