Updated: The man who broke into a Moscow school this morning and took hostages has been apprehended. A policeman and a teacher were wounded, in addition to a policeman who died from gunshot wounds. Motives for the attack remain unknown. Interior Ministry head Vladimir Kolokoltsev has gone to the school personally to investigate the situation.
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A man with a rifle opened fire at a school in the northern Moscow region of Otradnoe on the morning of Feb. 3. He shot the policeman protecting the entrance to the building and took a number of 10th grade students hostage in a biology class. The policeman has died from wounds sustained in the shooting.
The number of hostages is between 22-24. The rest of the school was evacuated. Later children have been released.
According to latest reports, the shooter is a 15-year-old boy who was a near straight-A student.
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