“Nine people died, including eight children and a teacher,” a source in the emergencies services has said announcing on the death toll in a school shooting in Kazan, in Russia’s Tatarstan Region.
At least 32 people were injured, they are being taken to hospitals, a source in the republic’s Ministry of Education informed TASS.
According to the source, the first signal from a panic button at the school came in at 09:25, and the shooting began at 09:20 on Tuesday.
At the time, there were 714 children and about 70 employees at the school, including 52 teachers.
The attacker was detained. According to the source, he shot seven eighth graders and one teacher. He informed the police while he was being detained that he had placed a bomb at his home.
Police and operative services are working on the scene. Children are being evacuated from the school and some students started jumping out of the windows to escape the shooting.
An eyewitness told TASS the attacker had carried out an explosion and then went on a shooting spree.