A teenager has been sentenced to almost a decade behind bars for injuring a teacher and more than a dozen schoolchildren in a stabbing attack in Perm, a Russian city 1,500 kilometers east of Moscow, earlier this year.
Authorities launched a criminal investigation into attempted murder in January when a pair of students went on a stabbing spree at the school, hospitalizing a teacher and around a dozen fourth-graders.
A district court in Perm found the unnamed 17-year-old suspect guilty and sentenced him to 9 years and 8 months in a juvenile correction center, Interfax reported Tuesday.
The underage convict was also ordered compulsory monitoring and psychiatric treatment.
The second defendant is reportedly under a separate investigation and may face institutionalization, according to Interfax.
The stabbing kicked off a year of school attacks that culminated in a deadly shooting at a Crimean college in October and prompted the Kremlin to blame the Internet for anti-social behavior among youth.