A student shot at classmates and school staff at a Belgrade school on Wednesday, killing eight children and a security guard. This was announced by the Serbian Ministry of the Interior on its website. Six other students and a teacher were injured. A student is in mortal danger, reported the media portal "n1info.rs". The Serbian state television RTS had previously reported eight dead.
A student at the school, born in 2009, was arrested as a suspect in the schoolyard, the ministry said. Nothing was initially known about the motives of the young person.
The Ministry of the Interior had also previously announced that the student fired the shots from his father's pistol. The news portal "nova.rs" reported, citing unspecified sources, that the 14-year-old seventh grader had broken into a class and opened fire there.