“Things like this rarely happen anywhere except in America….” Or so says Joe Biden, Kamaka Harris and the rest of America’s gun control pimps. Don’t expect today’s tragedy in Russia to merit anything but also-ran coverage. Nevertheless, a lunatic shot and killed 15 people in a school in central Russia and wounded 24 more before killing himself as police approached with one of two handguns he reportedly carried. All but six of the victims were children.
The school in the city of Izhevsk, population about 640,000, taught kids from first grade through the eleventh grade.
Unlike the rock stars at America’s FBI who need weeks to uncover motive for attacks such as this — even when the killer may have screamed “Allahu akbar,” — Russian leaders immediately branded the attack as terrorism.
The killer, a 34-year-old former student of the school, was reportedly wearing a t-shirt with “Nazi symbols” on it. In today’s Russia, that could mean a Ukrainian flag. Reports indicate the murderer was “registered as a patient” at a psychiatric clinic.
Again, Joe Biden says these things almost never happen except here in America.
Yahoo News has the story . . .
A gunman opened fire in a school in central Russia on Monday, killing 15 people and wounding 24 others before shooting himself dead, authorities said.
The shooting took place in School No. 88 in Izhevsk, a city 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow in the Udmurtia region.
Russia’s Investigative Committee identified the gunman as 34-year-old Artyom Kazantsev, a graduate of the same school, and said he was wearing a black t-shirt bearing “Nazi symbols”. No details about his motives have been released.
The Committee said 15 people, including 11 children, were killed in the shooting, and 24 other people, including 22 children, were wounded in the attack.
The governor of Udmurtia, Alexander Brechalov, said the gunman, who he said was registered as a patient at a psychiatric facility, killed himself after the attack.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described the shooting as “a terrorist act” and said Russian President Vladimir Putin has given all the necessary orders to the relevant authorities.
Just last week, we ran a story encouraging our readers to hold school officials responsible for the safety of their kids and grandkids. It’s good information and this story from Russia shows once again why safety and security are so important.