Russian FSB forces detained a terror suspect plotting a terrorist attack against an educational institution
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Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has detained a suspect plotting a terrorist attack against an educational institution in Penza. A hunting rifle and instructions for making an explosive device were confiscated, the FSB’s public relations center told TASS on Wednesday.
The Investigative Committee said the suspect was plotting a terrorist attack in his school in April.
“The Federal Security Service in cooperation with the Investigative Committee and the Interior Ministry has prevented a terrorist attack targeting an educational establishment in the Penza Region.
As a result of investigative measures an accomplice in plotting the crime, a Russian citizen, was detained,” the public relations center said. A hunting rifle, powder and communication equipment containing bomb-making instructions were confiscated.
The Investigative Committee said the 16-year-old detainee was plotting to carry out the terrorist attack in April.
“He had plans for staging a terrorist attack in his school in April 2021 out of hatred towards his classmates and teachers,” the Investigative Committee said. “The underage suspect hatched a plan to commit the crime with the use of a smooth-bore shotgun.”
The Investigative Committee said the detectives had asked the court to remand the teenager in custody, but the judge put the 16-year old under house arrest. The Investigative Committee will appeal the ruling.
Earlier, Yelena Stolyarova, the Penza Region’s children’s rights commissioner, said the teen had no conflicts in school and was not on an intra-school list as a problem student.