Eight people were killed in an armed attack on a high school in the Russian city of Kazan, the press service of the President of Tatarstan said, APA's Russia bureau reports.
Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov told reporters at the scene that seven eighth-graders were killed in an armed attack on a secondary school, four of them boys and three girls. One of the dead was a teacher.
16 people were injured in the incident.
At least nine people, eight of them children, have been killed by gunfire at a school in the Russian city of Kazan, APA reports citing TASS.
A teacher also died in the incident 820km (510 miles) east of Moscow.
Reports say two people opened fire and a 17-year-old boy is said to have been detained.
An explosion was also heard, reports say, quoting emergency services. Kazan is in the mainly Muslim republic of Tatarstan.