Russia: FSB prevented an attack on school in Saratov

Russia: FSB prevented an attack on school in Saratov
Russia: FSB prevented an attack on school in Saratov

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrested two 14-year old teenagers who were plotting an attack on a school in Saratov, the FSB press service told Russian State media.

One of the detained teens sought to kill about 40 people out of revenge, his accomplice said. A video released by the FSB shows the teen telling investigators: “Igor expected about 40 people [to be killed].”

According to a local media, the teenagers were members of several online communities promoting massacre and suicide.

“The thwarted attack was organized by two Russian citizens born in 2005, who participated in various internet communities promoting mass murder and suicide,” the press service informed, “The teenagers were nabbed at an abandoned bomb shelter, where they kept a sawed-off hunting shotgun,” the press service disclosed.

 Since 2018, about 150 youth extremist Internet communities have been identified, more than 50 armed attacks on educational institutions have been prevented.

The Investigative Department of the IC of the Russian Federation in the Saratov Region instituted a criminal case under part 1 of art. 30 and h. 2 Article 105 of the Criminal Code of Russia (preparation for commission by a group of persons by prior conspiracy to kill two or more persons).

George Costa

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