MOSCOW, March 10 – RIA Novosti. The terrorist attack was prevented in an educational institution in the Penza region, the suspect was detained, according to the message of the DSP of the FSB of the Russian Federation.
As a RIA Novosti source in law enforcement agencies told earlier, investigators opened a case under the article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Preparing for a terrorist act” against a 16-year-old Penza schoolboy who wrote on a social network that he was going to shoot his classmates. The court placed him under house arrest, he does not admit guilt. As the ombudsman for children's rights in the region Elena Stolyarova told RIA Novosti, the teenager does not have negative characteristics at school and grows up in a large family.
“The FSB of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the Penza region prevented a terrorist act in an educational institution. As a result of the measures taken, a Russian citizen involved in the preparation of this crime was detained,” the message says.
At the address of the suspect's residence, “illegally stored hunting rifle and gunpowder, as well as communications equipment containing instructions for the manufacture of IEDs, were seized,” the FSB noted.
A criminal case has been initiated on preparations for a terrorist attack, added in the release.