MOSCOW, April 28 (RAPSI) – The Supreme Court of Republic of Bashkortostan has upheld ruling of a lower court detaining the teenager suspected of stab rampage at his school in Sterlitamak, the second largest city of Bashkiria, the press-service of the court has stated.

The alleged perpetrator of the attack is to stay in detention until June 18. He is charged with attempted murder of two or more persons.

Officials of juvenile crime prevention bodies are charged with negligence.

According to preliminary data, on morning of April 18, a student entered an informatics class and used a knife to cut a classmate’s hand and stab a teacher. Then he allegedly used a flammable liquid to set the school on fire which made one of the students to jump out of the window. Later, the alleged attacker stabbed himself. The fire did not result in any casualties. The suspect and the victims were transferred to a hospital.

Later it was revealed that juvenile crime prevention bodies were previously informed about the teenager’s aggressive behavior.

Cases of attacks at schools became more frequent in 2018. In January, Russian schools suffered two attacks. On January 15, a student in the 10th grade and a former pupil of the same school in Perm intentionally caused multiple stab wounds to nine 4th graders and their teacher. The victims were hospitalized. The alleged attackers have been charged with attempted murder of more than two children collusively committed by a group of persons.

On January 19, a student of Buryatia's school entered the building and attacked pupils of the 7th grade; after that he set fire in a classroom with a bottle containing flammable liquid. Three children and a teacher were injured during the attack.