[Ed. – We blame George W. Bush]
Shortly before noon yesterday, a disturbed young man forced his way into his local high school at rifle point, intent upon finding a teacher who supposedly had refused to give him a high grade. He forced his way past the security guard at the front door, but not before the unarmed guard was able to sound an alarm alerting the police. He found his teacher, a well-liked geography instructor, in class with around 20 students. He walked up to his teacher and shot him in the chest, and, according to some reports, shot his the man again in the head to make sure he was dead. While holding the remaining students hostage, he shot two responding police officers, killing one and wounding the other. Luckily, no other students or faculty were harmed.
Unfortunately this story would not come as a shock to many in the U.S., which has been the scene of far too many school shootings. But this event took place at School No. 263, located a 10-minute walk from the Otradnoe metro stop in North Moscow.