Russian Teenager ‘Blows Himself Up’ At Orthodox College

Russian Teenager ‘Blows Himself Up’ At Orthodox College

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A traffic police officer controls the traffic in front of the Vvedenskiy Vladychniy convent after an 18-yr-broken-down graduate of its Orthodox gymnasium entered the college and blew himself up, within the metropolis of Serpukhov, 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Moscow, on December 13, 2021. Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP

A Russian teenager tried to blow himself up at an Orthodox school in a 14th-century convent open air Moscow on Monday, wounding ten formative years. 

The attacker, an 18-yr-broken-down broken-down student of the college, survived. He was taken into intensive care and had his leg amputated after suffering injuries, authorities acknowledged.

“The particular person that attempted to commit suicide is in intensive care,” a representative of the Investigative Committee, Olga Vradiy, suggested journalists.

Police and ambulances lined the crimson-colored medieval partitions of the convent, founded in 1360.

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Russia has viewed a upward push in attacks on colleges in latest years but incidents at spiritual premises are uncommon.

The inner ministry acknowledged the teenager entered “the Orthodox gymnasium subsequent to the Vvedenskiy Vladychniy convent and blew himself up.”

The convent is within the metropolis of Serpukhov, 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Moscow.

Ten formative years had been wounded, acknowledged Ksenia Mishonova, the formative years’s rights ombudswoman for the Moscow space.

“One teenager was hospitalised. The leisure of the formative years are in hospitals within the Moscow space,” she acknowledged on Telegram.

“There just is not any threat to their lives”.

The Investigative Committee, which probes main crimes, acknowledged it opened a criminal case into tried break and the illegal facing of explosives.

Denis Ryabov, a pupil at the college, acknowledged he was praying alongside with his classmates when the incident took space.

“I smelt burning, the teacher acknowledged there had been an explosion,” he acknowledged as he left the convent accompanied by his mother.

“A door was blown off. Some formative years had been crying.”

The college has pupils from the ages of seven to 16.

Bullying Experiences

Yelena Ryabova and her son Denis stroll far from the Vvedenskiy Vladychniy convent after an 18-yr-broken-down graduate of its Orthodox gymnasium entered the college and blew himself up, within the metropolis of Serpukhov, 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Moscow, on December 13, 2021. Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP

Disclose files agency TASS, citing a police offer, acknowledged that the teenager wanted the instrument to tear off for the length of morning prayers, but it definitely detonated at the doorway to the college.

Authorities acknowledged they had been working to attach the motives within the again of the attack.

The Interfax files agency acknowledged the teenager would possibly per chance well presumably furthermore private wanted to retract revenge for being bullied by nuns within the convent.

Vladimir Legoida, a Russian Orthodox Church spokesman, acknowledged the church will provide assistance to “all these affected.”

“Wherever such attacks retract space, they trigger the the same pain and desire to prevent this from occurring ultimately,” he acknowledged in a statement on messaging app Telegram.

Since President Vladimir Putin first got here to energy in 2000, the Russian church has prolonged its clout on historically secular establishments equivalent to schools, with lessons on religion and clerics lobbying for conservative textbooks.

In September, a student killed six of us and wounded dozens on a college campus within the Urals metropolis of Perm.

In May presumably, a 19-yr-broken-down opened fireplace in his broken-down school within the central metropolis of Kazan, killing nine of us.

In October 2018, another teenage gunman killed 20 of us at a Kerch technical college in Crimea, the peninsula Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

He was confirmed in digicam images carrying a the same T-shirt to Eric Harris, one in all the killers within the 1999 Columbine High College taking pictures within the US, which left 13 of us dreary.

The attacks private led some in Russia to demand stricter gun management within the nation and for reinforced security in colleges.

AFP


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