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Russia Blames Student in Crimea School Attack That Killed 19

  • Victims died from gunshots, despite initial reports of blast
  • Investigators re-qualify case as mass murder, not terrorism
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An attack that killed at least 19 people at a Crimean trade school Wednesday was the work of a student, not terrorism as earlier suspected, officials said.

The Investigative Committee said it had re-qualified the charge to mass murder based on its preliminary findings. It identified the attacker as 18-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov, a fourth-year student, who killed himself after shooting his victims.