Kazan school shooting

On 11 May 2021, a mass school shooting occurred in Kazan, Tatarstan, in the western part of Russia,[5] and a bomb was detonated. Nine people (seven 8th-grade students and two teachers) were killed,[1][6] and 23 others were injured.[2] The 19-year-old shooter, Ilnaz Galyaviev, was identified as a former student.[7] He pleaded guilty to the murder of two or more persons on 12 May and is being detained.[3][8]

Kazan school shooting
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The shooter, Ilnaz Galyaviev, on 11 May 2021
LocationJaudata Faizi Street, 8, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia
Coordinates55°47′35″N 49°13′29″E / 55.79306°N 49.22472°E / 55.79306; 49.22472Coordinates: 55°47′35″N 49°13′29″E / 55.79306°N 49.22472°E / 55.79306; 49.22472
Date11 May 2021
TargetSchool
Attack type
Mass shooting, school shooting
Weapons
Deaths9[1]
Injured23[2]
PerpetratorIlnaz Galyaviev[3]
MotivePerpetrator's desire to demonstrate his exclusivity and superiority[4]
ChargesMurder of two or more persons

EventsEdit

The mass shooting occurred at Gymnasia No. 175 (Russian: Гимназия № 175), a school in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, which had 714 students and 70 employees present at the time.[9] Before the shooting, Ilnaz Galyaviev had visited the school unarmed, but was not allowed in.[10] At 9:19 a.m. MSK (6:19 UTC),[11] Galyaviev was stopped at the main entrance by a security system requiring a card.[12][13] Galyaviev opened fire when the person on guard attempted to stop him from entering. The wounded guard managed to press a panic button at 9:25, triggering an alarm in the school and alerting law enforcement.[9][10][12] The alarm alerted teachers in the building, allowing them to lock down their classrooms.[14] A radio communication was also sent out in the building, calling for teachers to close their classrooms.[15]

Next, Galyaviev moved to different classrooms, which were closed due to the radio announcement, and shot at people in the halls, killing a teacher.[4][10] He also attempted to shoot a student, but the firearm had run out of ammunition so instead he decided to melee the student. [4] Galyaviev then set off an improvised explosive device near the first-floor English-language room before moving to the second floor, reloading his weapon in a bathroom.[4][13][16][17] Galyaviev then moved to the third floor, going into classroom 310 and killing seven students and a second teacher, and wounding a third.[18] Up to 17 shots were fired during the shooting.[3][4] Galyaviev then moved to different classrooms on the third floor, all of which were locked.[10] Galyaviev, now having run out of ammunition, attempted to leave the school, just as law enforcement arrived at 9:33.[10][11] The school was evacuated within twenty minutes.[13]

Video footage inside and outside the school was posted to social media; it appeared to show students using classroom windows to escape, school corridors littered with personal belongings, and a man detained by police.[19]

Firefighters rescued 23 people on the third floor of the school.[12]

VictimsEdit

Nine people were killed during the shooting: seven were eighth-grade students[9] and two were teachers.[1] One of the teachers, Elvira Nikolaevna Ignatieva [ru], gave her life while covering children from the shots.[20] Two students died from injuries sustained from jumping from third-floor windows in order to escape Galyaviev.[11][21] One student of the school committed suicide in the aftermath of the shooting.[22][23]

The injured were 20 students ranging from 7 to 15 years old and three adults.[2] At least seven wounded students were hospitalized with gunshot wounds.[24] A Ministry of Emergency Situations Ilyushin Il-76 transported nine injured, including five students, from Kazan to Zhukovsky. After landing, the injured were transferred in ambulances to Moscow.[25][26] One student was put on an artificial ventilator after surgery.[27]

PerpetratorEdit

Ilnaz Renatovich Galyaviev (Tatar: Илназ Галәвиев; Russian: Ильназ Ренатович Галявиев; born 11 September 2001),[28] a 19-year-old resident of Kazan, was detained.[29] Galyaviev graduated from Gymnasia No. 175 in 2018[13][28][30] and was expelled from the University of TISBI, a management academy in Kazan, in April 2021.[28] He had no previous criminal record.[31] On the morning of the shooting, Galyaviev posted a photo on Telegram of himself in a face mask with the word 'God' in Russian written on it, captioned, "Today I will kill a huge amount of biowaste and shoot myself."[28][32]

Galyaviev had planned for the shooting to take place on 6 May. However, a non-working day was declared by President Putin, which closed the school until 11 May.[4]

A psychological and psychiatric mental evaluation of Galyaviev is planned which will take at least two months.[33] Galyaviev had previously sought mental health treatment and testing revealed some cerebral atrophy a year before the shooting,[3] though he was not registered with a psychiatrist.[34] Relatives had also noticed an increase in Galyaviev's aggressive behavior.[35] However, while in court on 12 May, Galyaviev denied having any serious illnesses.[36]

The Hatsan Escort PS Guard semi-automatic shotgun reportedly used by Galyaviev was officially registered on 14 April, two days after Galyaviev received a permit to carry weapons. In addition, Galyaviev researched bomb recipes on the Internet. He made two bombs, leaving one in his apartment and bringing the second to the school.[10]

While in custody, Galyaviev said he planted a bomb at his registered address.[9] However, during a search of the location, no explosives were found, and evidence was taken.[10][12][37] When he was sitting in police car, Galyaviev attempted to commit suicide by biting an artery on his left arm, but was stopped by law enforcement.[38]

Legal proceedingsEdit

On 12 May, Galyaviev pleaded guilty to the murder of two or more persons (Criminal Code of Russia, Article 105, Part 2), which carries a sentence of life imprisonment.[3] He was also taken into detention until 11 July.[33][35]

AftermathEdit

 
Members of the Russian Federal Security Service entering Gymnasia No. 175 after the shooting

All second-shift classes in Kazan were cancelled,[13] and the entrances to Kazan schools were restricted.[39] Several schools in Moscow were searched with dogs, although nothing was found.[40] All students who attend Gymnasia No. 175 are planned to return to school on 17 May in neighboring schools while the school undergoes repairs.[41] After their arrival at the school, a counter-terrorism operation (CTO) regime was established. It was later removed at 15:47.[29] In addition, 12 May was declared a day of mourning. Cultural and entertainment events were cancelled for 11 and 12 May.[12]

Tatarstan authorities sent a 1 million rubles (US$15447) payment to each family of the deceased.[42][43] Six victims with major bodily harm have received 400 thousand rubles (US$6179) each,[42] with plans to send payments of between 200–400 thousand rubles to more families of the injured.[44] In addition, the Russian Red Cross Society raised 62,777,390 rubles (US$969719) for the victims of the shooting.[45]

Gun control proposalsEdit

President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to the relatives of the victims and ordered the government to tighten the country's gun laws.[21] Vasily Piskarev, chairman of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption, said a draft bill for tougher restrictions on obtaining a gun license would be considered on 12 May by a working group and that the bill could be considered in the first reading by the State Duma on 18 May.[29] The bill, which was submitted to the State Duma in December 2020, prohibits citizens with two or more convictions, or citizens who have been caught drunk driving, from receiving a license to own weapons.[46]

Secretary of the General Council of United Russia, Andrey Turchak, stressed the need to toughen legislation on gun trafficking and find better approaches to protect schools.[47] State Duma Chairman Vyacheslav Volodin expressed the need for a procedure to prevent unstable citizens from obtaining weapons. He also expressed the need for tougher responsibility on those who distribute false certificates to obtain weapons.[48]

Human Rights Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova proposed raising the age to obtain a weapon to 21.[29]

Director of the National Guard of Russia, Viktor Zolotov, proposed a mandatory psychological test when receiving a permit for a firearm. He also proposed raising the age to obtain a permit to 21.[49]

Other legislationEdit

Volodin said the shooting introduced the need to discuss anonymity on the internet in order to reduce extremist and violent content.[48]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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