The scene outside the school was eerily familiar to the aftermath of mass school shootings in the U.S.
A video released by The Associated Press showed children running ut of the school as ambulances arrived to carry off the victims. Anxious parents waited outside the school.
Katya Stepanova, an 8th grade student, said, “We were hiding under the school desk and sitting quietly. Everyone’s legs were shaking.
Olga Stepanova. identified as a mother, said, “I think it took too long for the police to come. I managed to get to the school from work, and police had just arrived. They stated evacuating them step-by step. they were carrying a lot of injured children in front of us.”