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Russian Investigative Committee arrests security CEO, opens negligence case following school shooting

The CEO of the company Sirius-A, which provides security for the Amur College of Construction and Housing and Communal Services in Blagoveshchensk, Russia, has been arrested following a November 14 shooting at the college. The local Investigative Committee’s announcement of the arrest indicated that the CEO hired a guard who was not licensed for his job. That guard then allowed the armed shooter to enter the college unhindered.

The Investigative Committee opened two criminal cases alleging that college personnel were negligent and that they did not provide adequate safety services at the time of the shooting. The guard who admitted the shooter into the building where he attacked his classmates has been arrested under the negligence case.

A murder case had already been opened shortly after the shooting, which left the shooter and one other victim dead.

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