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MOSCOW, February 03. /ITAR-TASS/. Detectives are questioning the detained Moscow teenager shooter and witnesses of hostage-taking at Moscow secondary school number 263 in Otradnoye district in the northeast of Moscow, spokesman of the Russian Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass on Monday.
Detectives are investigating motives that prompted the teenager to commit the crime. “He will pass a psychological and psychiatric expertise, detectives will decide a measure of restraint on him soon,” the spokesman said.
There are no reasons to say that “he had something special in his character.” The teenager did not have any obvious signs of lack of balance in character and did not engage in conflict situations with school students and teachers, Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov said. The minister believes that teachers should have good psychology knowledge to be able to expose problems at early stage.
Meanwhile, detectives have already started questioning witnesses, including security guards, representatives of school authorities, students and other people, he added. Psychologists are working with freed children.
A criminal case was opened over hostage-taking under Articles 206, 105 and 317 of Russia’s Criminal Code for hostage-taking, murder and attempt on the life of law enforcers.
On the way to the classroom the shooter has gunned down geography teacher Andrei Kirillov, born in 1984. The teacher died at the armed incident site. After the alarm button signal police arrived. However, the teenager opened fire at policemen, wounding Senior Sergeant Vladimir Krokhin and shooting down Warrant Officer Sergei Bushuyev.