In Altai Territory, probe launched into negligence of school officials

Upon the results of the preliminary investigation, the Altai Regional Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has opened an investigation into an offense under Part 1 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code of Russia (negligence), and into inaction by officials of a school in Kamensky district.

According to the investigation, a group of school students systematically used psychological and physical violence against their 14-year-old peer from January to November 2019. This fact was well-established by officials and teaching staff of the educational institution but no measures were taken to resolve the situation on their part.

At the moment, investigators are establishing all the circumstances of the incident. The investigation will provide for a legal assessment of the inaction of the school officials. The criminal investigation is ongoing.