Student faces up to 10 years in juvenile correction facility after shooting spree in school

The tenth grade student of a Moscow school, who shot a teacher and a policeman on Monday, is facing up to ten years in a juvenile correctional facility.

The tenth grade student of a Moscow school, who shot a teacher and a policeman on Monday, is facing up to ten years in a juvenile correctional facility.

This is stipulated in the Russian Criminal Code article. According to the Article 88, "the punishment of the imprisonment of up to six years is ordered for underage convicts, who committed crimes before they turned sixteen."

"The same category of minors, who committed especially serious crimes, and other underage convicts are sentenced to up to ten years and serve the time in correctional colonies," the Criminal Code says.

The detained high school student is accused under three articles of the Russian Criminal Code - taking hostages, making an attempt on the life of a policeman and murder - that are especially serious ones and stipulate a punishment of up to life imprisonment and the death penalty.

A criminal case has been opened over the shooting in the school under three articles - taking hostages, murder and making an attempt on the lives of law enforcement officials, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin has told Interfax.

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