A SCHOOL shooting erupted today in the Russian city of Kazan, leaving eight students and one teacher dead.
According to various reports, two gunmen opened fire in the school, and one of them — a 17-year-old — has already been apprehended and that the second attacker in the school in Kazan who remained in the building was killed.
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.
While school shootings are relatively rare in Russia, there have been several violent attacks on schools in recent years, mostly carried out by students.