February 03, 2014
(SOURCE) Moscow police have confirmed that a policeman and a teacher were killed as a young man with a rifle took children hostages at a city school. The gunman, who is reportedly a high school student, has been detained, police said.
According to Lifenews, the gunman, Sergey Gordeev, was a straight-A student who had a conflict with the school’s 37-year-old geography teacher, Andrey Kirillov.
“I need the geography teacher,” Sergey said, threatening the security guard with a rifle and a hunting gun.
“He shot the teacher in the stomach, checked whether he was alive, and then carried out a control shot to his head,” the student’s classmate told Lifenews.
The security guard managed to call the police.
When they arrived, he showed the officers to the classroom, and the high school student opened fire at them, killing an officer and wounding another one, Kommersant newspaper reported.
The gunman took hostage over 20 teenagers aged 15, releasing most of them soon afterward, according to police.
Kommersant FM reported that the incident was caused by a conflict between the student and the geography teacher. The student was due to graduate with honors, but reportedly thought that the teacher had tried to interfere with his graduation.