Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Gun attack by student at Crimea college leaves 19 dead

Coat of arms at an entrance to the city of Kerch Coat of arms at an entrance to the city of Kerch Credit TASS
Patty Aguilar | 20 October, 2018, 00:36

Kerch Polytechnic College has been cordoned off.

Locals brought flowers, candles and toys to the scene on Thursday morning.

Eighteen people were killed when gunmen burst into a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea, set off a bomb in the cafeteria, and went through the building shooting anyone they saw, officials and the college's director have said.

He said he "saw bodies on the floor" and the walls were "charred" when police escorted him out of the building.

The attack was first reported as an explosion, with authorities saying an "unidentified explosive device" had gone off and classifying the incident as an act of terror.

Russia's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine triggered Western sanctions. No motives have yet been established. "Reports on casualties are being verified", Svetlana Petrenko, spokesperson for the Russian government, told TASS news agency.

AP describes the deadly assault as "by far the worst by a disgruntled student in Russian Federation", adding that "the bloodbath raised questions about school security in the country; the Kerch Polytechnic College had only a front desk with no security guards".

MOSCOW-The death toll in a shooting-and-bombing rampage at a Crimea college campus rose to 20 Thursday as grisly details emerged about an attack that drew comparisons to school shootings in the U.S.

Officials though appear to be mostly grappling with a phenomenon grimly familiar in the US but all but unknown in Russian Federation - mass school shootings. Numerous victims were teenage pupils at the school, The Associated Press reported.

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"I'm sorry for the people he shot and I'm very sorry that he killed himself". Many of those victims were also children.

"Strange as it seems, it's a result of globalization".

According to the Russian Kommersant newspaper, the teenager "grew up in a rather poor family" with a disabled father. The paper said Roslyakov's mother is a Jehovah's Witness - a Christian organisation considered "extremist" and banned in Russian Federation.

The ugly shadow of war?

Hundreds of students from the technical college where the attack took place were at the square, including an injured young woman in a wheelchair.

Security has been stepped up in the city of 150,000, which sits in the far east of Crimea and is where a recently-opened bridge links the Russian mainland to its new territory.

However, the Investigative Committee, the state body that investigates major crimes, said later that it was re-classifying the case from terrorism to mass murder. "Until we came there".

In April, a school student stabbed a teacher and a fellow student in the Urals Mountains and then set fire to a classroom.

The Interfax news agency cited local officials as saying up to 10 people might have been killed and about 40 others might have been injured by the blast. Regional leader Aksyonov has questioned whether an accomplice helped the teenage gunman prepare the violent attack.

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