A student killed seventeen people and injured at least 40 in a gun rampage at his school in Crimea today.
Vladislav Roslyakov, 18, stalked his college halls with a rifle, shooting 17 dead and then killing himself in the school library.
The teenager, who is thought to have obtained his gun with a hunting licence, also set off a homemade nail-bomb in the canteen which blew out the windows but did not kill anyone, according to reports.
Video showed terrified students running and screaming during the attack on Kerch Polytechnic College where the shooter was a fourth-year pupil.
One student said: ‘There was a guy with a gun and shooting everyone he could find.’ Another added: ‘The walls were covered in blood, we climbed the fence to escape.’
Dozens of soldiers rushed to the school suspecting a terrorist attack but Russian police later described the killing as mass-murder.
Bloody victims, most of whom were teenagers, were seen being taken to hospital in ambulances and minibuses.
The director of the college said: ‘There were lots of corpses, corpses of kids.’
Attacker, Vladislav Roslyakov, 18, pictured on CCTV during the shocking attack.
Law enforcement officers stand in line at the scene of a fatal attack on a college in the port city of Kerch.
Photographs from the scene of the blast showed that the ground floor windows of the two-storey building had been blown out, and that debris was lying on the floor outside.
Officials attended the scene as dozens of ambulances and soldiers arrived at the school.