Published: Fri, January 19, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Injured in Axe Attack on Siberian School

Injured in Axe Attack on Siberian School

Five students and one teacher were injured in the attack, the committee said. It's the second attack on a school this week.

The footage shows collapsed plaster from the ceiling, scattered furniture and books.

A student armed with an ax reportedly stormed a school in the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude and used a Molotov cocktail to set the building on fire. Another girl sustained injuries after being slashed in the face.

The teacher, 41-year-old Irina M. shielded her students from the attacker, a local witness told Komsomolskaya Pravda daily. "I didn't feel the blow at first", the teacher later said, recalling the tragic events, according to Mash. A criminal case was filed for attempted murder and negligence in the service.

It was the third attack within a week by teenagers who have turned on other students at Russian schools, prompting authorities in Moscow to investigate whether there are possible links between the cases. Investigators consider it possible that the crimes are organized through social networks.

The victim, who is thought to be a customer, was attacked at 12.45pm in what police say was an "isolated incident".

The two teenagers stabbed children and their teacher with knives in the Ural mountains on Monday.

There is a version that this attack is aligned with other attacks that occurred in schools throughout Russian Federation during the last seven days.

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