12-year-old Dima Gubáyev decided to go to school armed with his father’s ‘saiga’, a hunting rifle manufactured by the Kalashnikov factory
Dima Gubáyev, a 12-year-old student in the sixth class at a school on the outskirts of Perm, a city about 1,400 kilometers east of Moscow, was highly regarded by his teachers and peers. They said that he was a calm, diligent and little confrontational boy. But in the morning he decided to go to school armed with his father’s “Saiga”, a hunting rifle made by the Kalashnikov factory.
The Telegram channel ‘Baza’ assures that his mother did not realize that he was hiding the rifle and the father does not explain how he could find the keys to the closet where he kept it. The fact is that Dmitri (Dima) arrived at the school half an hour before the start of classes and was able to penetrate, also according to the information from «Baza», without the security guard noticing, who was changing his clothes at the time.
Dima himself later acknowledged that his intention was to “get revenge” on Dasha, a friend of the same class who had apparently offended him “seriously.” But she did not attend classes yesterday. So the aggressor found himself in front of his companions with a rifle in his hand and he could not think of anything other than to fire two shots, one at the ceiling and the other at the wall, shouting “I am possessed by God.”
One of the bullets ricocheted, hitting the glass of a door and a flying shard of glass caused a minor scratch on the leg of a student who was climbing the stairs. No one else was harmed. Long before the police arrived, the school principal, Galina Záitseva, managed to convince the precocious shooter to lay down his attitude and hand over the weapon.
But now, despite being a minor, Dima is going to have to spend a period of observation in a reformatory and yesterday he began to answer the questions of the first interrogation. You will also undergo a psychiatric examination. The one who can have it worse is going to be his father, Vadim Gubáyev, who will have to explain why he did not take the necessary measures to prevent his son from taking the “Saiga” from him.
The Prosecutor’s Office could open a criminal case against him. Nor is it going to be easy for the guardian hired by the school management for having let a child into the room carrying a firearm. On September 20, 18-year-old Timur Bekmansúrov shot and killed six colleagues from the University of Perm, precisely, and wounded more than 40.
The police opened fire on Bekmansúrov, who was shot several times in the chest, belly and leg. But he survived and is now hospitalized after he became in critical condition. His leg was amputated at the knee. Currently, out of danger, he will soon be transferred to a preventive detention center until the trial.