Student launches axe and grenade attack in Moscow school

Police in Russia were called to a school this morning

Police in Russia were called to a school this morning

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A student has opened fire in a school near Moscow, according to local reports.

RT reports that the student attacked a teacher with an axe before opening fire with an air gun and launching smoke grenades.

The incident took place in the Ivanteevka school, 20km northeast of Moscow, according to a police press officer quoted by news agency TASS.

There are at least four people reported injured - three students and a teacher.

Witnesses have been posting footage of the aftermath of the incident on social media, including the video below.