Crimea Police Search for Possible Accomplice in Deadly School Shooting
Authorities on the Crimean Peninsula are searching for a possible accomplice who helped a student carry out a shooting and bombing attack at a technical college Wednesday that left 19 people dead and dozens more wounded. The official story of the attack in the city of Kerch has shifted repeatedly—authorities previously said it was a lone-wolf attack carried out by an 18-year-old student, after initially claiming it to be the work of terrorists. The Moscow-appointed leader of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, now says the shooter—identified as Vyacheslav Roslyakov—could have had outside help. Roslyakov is said to have been alone in the school but authorities believe that there may have been someone who was helping him plan the attack. Wednesday’s attack was by far the worst by a student in Russia. Roslyakov killed himself following the deadly rampage.