At least 8 die in Russian school shooting

KAZAN, Russia (NBC) – A school shooting erupted this morning Tuesday in the Russian city of Kazan.

Russian officials say at least eight people were killed; seven eighth-grade students and a teacher. 21 others, mostly children, were hospitalized with injuries. The exact numbers have varied depending on different reports

Officials said the shooter was 19 and has been arrested and a firearm was registered in his name.

While school shootings are relatively rare in Russia, there have been several violent attacks on schools in recent years, mostly carried out by students.

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