Crimea regional leader Sergei Aksyonov said on television that the student, a local man acting alone, killed himself after the attack. Pictured: Wounded at the scene
Officials attended the scene as dozens of ambulances and soldiers arrived at the school
Kerch Polytechnic College is close to the Black Sea coast in Crimea. Officials and officers are being brought in from across Russia to investigate
Officers from The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) have now been called in.
Politicians in Crimea, which Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014, were quick to apportion blame for the attack.
The speaker of the Crimean parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov, suggested Kiev may have been behind the atrocity.
He said: ‘The entire evil inflicted on the land of Crimea is coming from the official Ukrainian authorities’.
Close Putin ally senator Franz Klintsevich, a member of the Russian upper house security and defense committee, said: ‘I don’t think that the hand of ISIS is able to reach Kerch.
‘It is all more like a Ukrainian imprint. It could be official structures or crazy nationalists, who are ready to do anything in their hate for Russia.’
But a friend of the shooter told the BBC he ‘hated the technical school very much’ and had vowed ‘revenge’ on his teachers.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting in the southern Russian resort of Sochi with his Egyptian counterpart, declared a moment’s silence for the victims.
‘This is a clearly a crime,’ he said. ‘The motives will be carefully investigated.’
Explosion: The shocking attack at the school in Kerch, Crimea, killed at least ten people and injured 40 others
Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting in the southern Russian resort of Sochi with his Egyptian counterpart, declared a moment’s silence for the victims. Pictured: Paramedics at the scene
Students were placed on bloodied stretchers outside the school after the staff described there being ‘many corpses’
Soon after the attack, Russian officials said they were investigating the possibility that it was terrorism. Pictured: Soldiers on the scene
Soldiers stand by as flowers are left by mourners at the Great Patriotic War Hero City of Kerch monument in the Alexander Garden
A fire engine arrives on the scene after the horrific shooting at the college in Crimea. Soldiers rushed to the scene at 12pm local time
A Russian woman lays flowers on the monument to the hero-city of Kerch in the Alexander Garden as a sign of mourning for the dead children after the attack