Published: Sat, October 20, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

No Kazakhstanis among Kerch college attack victims - MFA

No Kazakhstanis among Kerch college attack victims - MFA

Wednesday's attack was by far the worst by a student in Russian Federation, raising questions about school security in the country. His mother, a nurse, was helping to treat victims at a local hospital after the shootings, unaware yet that her son was accused of the rampage and was already dead.

Aksyonov, the regional leader in Crimea, said the gunman had been described as a shy boy who had no conflicts.

Gun laws are strict in Russian Federation and civilians are permitted only to own hunting rifles and smoothbore shotguns, and have to undergo background checks.

The death toll from the shooting climbed by one to 20 on Thursday after one of the wounded died in a hospital, and the first victim will be buried later in the day. "Everything started with the tragic events in schools in the U.S.", he said at a forum in Sochi, adding that unstable young people were creating "fake heroes for themselves" and "reaching out for a surrogate for heroism in the absence of the real thing". Authorities said they were investigating if he had an accomplice in the October 17 shotgun massacre at Kerch Polytechnic College.

Father Roslyakova says that she loves him, despite arranged a massacre in Kerch.

"He was walking around and shooting students and teachers in cold blood", Aksyonov said. Russia's National Guard said Thursday that it has deployed officers and riot police to all schools and colleges in Kerch in the aftermath of the attack.

Aksyonov said Roslyakov had recently received a permit to own the shotgun after passing routine background checks.

The ombudsman, Lyudmila Lubina, said, according to Tass: "When they did a search and saw the computer, all information, messages and such had been deleted".

An unnamed student told the Komsomolskaya Pravda tabloid she saw Chegerest die.

Attacks by disaffected teenagers at schools and colleges have hit the headlines recently in Russian Federation.

"I'm sorry for the people he shot and I'm very sorry that he killed himself".

In another attack in January, two teenagers stabbed children and their teacher with knives, wounding 15 people, and then attempted to kill each other before being detained.

Following the attack, a state of emergency has been declared in Crimea as schools and nurseries within the area are evacuated.

For Kerch, a city of 150,000 inhabitants in a strategic position in the extreme east of the peninsula, annexation led to the hugely costly construction of a bridge connecting it to the Russian mainland, opened by Putin in May, which shook up the previously sleepy city and has raised new fears about security.

The Russia-backed government in Crimea published a list of the victims, most of whom were teenagers.

In one of Russia's leading newspaper, Kommersant, anonymous security officials said investigators were examining whether Roslyakov had links to nationalist groups in Ukraine, referring to another case in which Russian prosecutors alleged a young Ukrainian man, Pavel Grib, tried to persuade a Russian teenage girl in Sochi to place a bomb at her school.

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