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Student kills teacher, policeman in Moscow school

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published February 3, 2014 at 8:27 a.m. Updated February 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

MOSCOW — A 10th-grade student with two rifles burst into his Moscow school Monday, killing his geography teacher and a policeman in front of about 20 students, investigators said. His father played a key role in freeing those students before police stormed the classroom and took his son into custody, the city police chief said.

The student gunman also seriously wounded a second police officer who had responded to an alarm from the school, investigators said.

None of the about 400 children in School No. 263 at the time was hurt, said Karina Sabitova, a police spokesman. But students were so fearful that some ran from the building with their teachers without stopping to put on coats in below-freezing temperatures. The school in northeast Moscow is for children in grades one through 11.

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