Moscow school evacuated over student’s threats to stab himself
The teenager’s mother was there.
The city police are negotiating with a teenager who came to school in Moscow’s Zhulebino with a knife and said he was going to kill himself, TASS and Interfax reported with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Moscow.
"Today, the police received a message that a student at one of the city’s schools said he was going to inflict bodily injuries to himself. Police officers have left for the scene. Negotiations are being held with the young man," the agency’s source said.
A law enforcement source stated that the incident occurred at school 1359. Children and teachers have been evacuated. According to TASS, the teenager threatened the teachers first.
Interfax sources said that the 16-year-old schoolboy brought a stationery knife with him. "A psychologist is involved in the talks with the boy," the source said, while another informed source stated that the student is registered with the juvenile affairs inspectorate.
The teenager’s mother is there; an emergency psychiatric team has also arrived at the school. “They all are trying to calm the teenager down,” he said.
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