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Shooting in Russian schools: 2018 is on record

The case in the Barabinsk college was filled with a sad list.

On the morning of May 10, in the city of Barabinsk, Novosibirsk region, a freshman opened shooting at a classmate and then committed suicide. Two more people were injured after they jumped out of the window. This is the third known case of shooting in Russian secondary schools for 2018.

In March, a 13-year-old schoolgirl wounded seven people in the town of Shadrinsk, Kurgan region. The shooting was conducted from an air pistol. In January, a similar incident occurred in the Simferopol gymnasium – one child was injured. Thus, in 2018, already 11 people were injured as a result of the shooting and one was killed by his own shot.

By the number of victims of shooting at schools and colleges, 2018 is already ahead of the previous five. And in all three episodes, the shooting was opened by teenagers, not adults. These are only those cases that got into the media.

Most of the dead were in 2014. Then, in a school in the Moscow region, Otradnoye teenager shot and killed the teacher and the policeman who arrived at the scene. Upon the decision of the court, he was sent to compulsory treatment.

In total, five dead in Russian schools are known since 2013. For comparison, in the United States, as a result of shooting at schools and colleges , more than 138 people were killed during the same period and more than 300 were injured.

According to Vladimir Putin, in 2017 in Russia there was a 16% reduction in the number of crimes committed by adolescents. Rosstat in the same period estimated a decrease of 12.5%. But for the first three months of 2018, the Ministry of Internal Affairs saw an increase of 4.7% in the number of crimes committed with the participation of minors, compared to the same period in 2017.

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