The school shooting in Oregon on Tuesday became the 74th instance of firearms discharge on school grounds or in school buildings since the late-2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., according to a list maintained by the group Everytown for Gun Safety, according to The Washington Post.
Almost every day, we read about a shooting in the US news reports. Amid the rise of such attacks, officials and businesses in the country are thinking about measures to prevent them and protect people with their first priority being school kids. Recently, an Oklahoma-based safety products company ProTecht has created a product to shield children from disasters.
A 17-year-old Texas teen showed up at school with three guns, one of them being an AK-47, and promised to fire the guns off if his demands were left unfulfilled. The teenager's parents rushed over to the school in San Antonio after they had discovered the firearms were missing.
Alex Hribal, 16 year old suspect in Wednesday’s stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania high school, has been charged as an adult with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault. Ten students injured in the rampage — including three in critical condition — remain hospitalized. "It is too early to judge what caused this particular school attack, but what we know is that there have been 31 school shootings or related acts of violence of which 6 of those were stabbings. And all 31 of those were either on psychiatric drugs or withdrawing from psychiatric drugs at the time of the incident," Kelly Patricia O’Meara from Citizens Commission on Human Rights, the mental health watchdog based in Los Angeles, told The Voice of Russia.
Four victims of stabbing that occurred at a high school in Pennsylvania are in critical condition. On Wednesday, more than 20 people were stabbed at a high school in Murrysville near Pittsburgh. According to CNN, the teen suspect is in custody and will be charged as an adult. The attack in Murrysville is the latest in a string of school violence that has occurred across the US. Yet none of the previous icidents had involved blades.
The young shooter whose 2012 rampage killed 20 US school children and six adults was tormented by a catalogue of emotional problems, including an obsession with killing, his father said in an interview published Monday.
Investigators have brought murder charges against the teenager who shot and killed a teacher and a police officer at Moscow school N263 last week, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said.
This Monday in Moscow a fifteen-year old has shot dead his school teacher and a police officer, seriously wounding another police officer, who had arrived at the scene. The shooter was one of the best students at school, with no visible conflicts either with schoolmates, or the teaching stuff. Though this kind of crime has been rare in Russia, the US has registered quite a number of similar cases.
The recent incident in a Moscow high school number 263, where a success-oriented student named Sergei came to school with two rifles, killing a geography teacher and a policeman who tried to arrest him, is a unique case for Russia and the majority of European countries, where school shooting incidents are extremely rare. But the motive for the 15 years old boy’s actions appears to be akin to the motive of his American peer in a high school Centennial, Colorado.
The recent incident in a Moscow high school number 263, where a success-oriented student named Sergei came to school with two rifles, killing a geography teacher and a policeman who tried to arrest him, is a unique case for Russia and the majority of European countries, where school shooting incidents are extremely rare. But the motive for the 15 years old boy’s actions appears to be akin to the motive of his American peer in a high school Centennial, Colorado. Watch the discussion LIVE at 8 pm Moscow Time (4 pm GMT).
The Basmanny Court of Moscow has arrested Thursday for two months a teenager who killed a policeman and teacher and took the schoolchildren hostage at School No. 263 in Moscow, the mass media report from the court hall.
The high school student, who went on a shooting spree in the Moscow school N263, has fired his weapon at least 11 times, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said he demanded that a full review of security in Moscow schools be conducted and that additional measures be taken to improve it. "Video and security system financed by the city have been installed. However, it appears that these measures are not enough," Sobyanin told reporters on Monday.
Student detained after shooting in Moscow school to undergo psychiatric evaluation - Investigative Committee
All 20 students from School No263 in Moscow have been freed, they are all safe and sound. One of our police officers died and another one was injured. A school teacher was also shot down. At the moment all children are out of danger. The attacker was arrested during the raid, Andrei Pilipchuk, the head of the Russian police department for cooperation with civil society institutions and media, said in an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia. (Photos, video)
The high school student who entered School N263 with weapons has been detained and handed over to investigators. The Interior Ministry earlier reported that a gunman had entered the school and went on a shooting spree there.
The highschool student who entered School N263 with weapons has been detained and handed over to investigators. The Interior Ministry earlier reported that a gunman had entered the school and went on a shooting spree there.
Moscow shcool shooter neutralized, identified as an upperclassman, the Interior Ministry reports.
Moscow police confirms two policeman were injured and a teacher was killed as a man with a rifle took children hostages at a city school. The gunman, who is reported to be an upperclassman, was neutralized, Moscow police confirm. The gunman entered the school in in northeast Moscow, threatening the school's security guard with a rifle, and then made his way to a biology room.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America have declared that they want Facebook, which owns Instagram, to "immediately enact a policy prohibiting all sales and trades of firearms on their platforms." Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, is calling for social networks such as Instagram and Facebook to ban gun sales.