Student kills two in Moscow school in possible revenge attack

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By Ian Bateson MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow high-school student shot a teacher and a police officer dead and held more than 20 other students hostage in a classroom in a possible revenge attack on Monday, days before Russia hosts the Winter Olympics under tight security. The student was disarmed and detained less than two hours after the shooting following negotiations aided by his father, Interfax news agency said. State-run media tend to portray school attacks as a largely U.S. phenomenon and they are indeed rare in Russia. Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said the student may have suffered an "emotional breakdown" when he entered the school in northern Moscow with two of his father's rifles and shot a geography teacher several times.