A music video dedicated to Columbine inspired a murderer from a Crimean school who threw a gun and a bombing in a school that left 20 dead.
Vladislav Roslyakov, 18, stalked his university halls with a shotgun and fired homemade explosives before committing suicide in the library of the Kerch Polytechnic.
CCTV images circulating on social networks allegedly depict Roslyakov in a costume similar to that of Eric Harris in a music video inspired by the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in the United States.
Similarities have been seen in the choice of the shooter's outfit (left) and the portrait of Eric Harris in a music video (left) dedicated to the Columbine High School massacre in 1999.
Harris and accomplice Dylan Bennet Klebold murdered 12 students and a teacher before committing suicide in their school library in Jefferson County, Colorado.
The Columbine-inspired music video features the anti-gun song Pumped Up Kicks by Foster The People and shows two men roaming a school in a riot of murders.
It is suggested that Roslyakov copy the portrait of Harris in the video wearing a white T-shirt with black writing, tight black pants with hair combed back and a gun hanging from the shoulders.
He was also found dead in his school library after shooting himself.
Although the clip is not the official music video for Foster The People, the band has claimed that the song was inspired by school shootings.
The images circulating on social networks allegedly show Roslyakov wearing a T-shirt similar to Eric Harris (pictured), one of the two murderers responsible for the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in the United States.
The lyrics of the song include: All the other kids with the animated kicks You'd better run, you better run, run my gun & # 39;
The song, which was released in 2010, caused controversy due to the lyrics that describe a child with mental health problems who plans to take revenge on a school.
The band is even linked to the shooting of Columbine, and the cousin of bassist Cubbie Fink survived the massacre.
The video dedicated to columbine features the anti-gun song Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People
The video shows two men playing Eric Harris and accomplice Dylan Bennet Klebold in a riot of gun slaughter around a school
Roslyakov's social networks have been deleted so it is not clear if the music video was his inspiration.
According to local media, the Crimean shooting is being described as a Russian Columbine.
According to reports, Roslyakov, who is believed to have obtained shotguns and rifles with a hunting license for which he underwent a psychological evaluation, started a homemade nail bomb in the canteen that blew up the windows but did not kill anyone.
& # 39; A shooting took place after the explosion. The gunman had a hunting weapon, said Crimean officer Igor Mikhailichenko.
& # 39; This is not a terrorist act. "It is a mass murder committed by a bastard," Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov said on state television.
A photograph published on Russian websites appeared to show the body of a young man lying in a pool of blood, similar to the man on the CCTV recording.
The Russian Investigation Committee identified the attacker as Vladislav Roslyakov. The 18-year-old is shown here on CCTV.
More images showed the shooter's bag filled with what appeared to be ten homemade bombs and dozens of shotgun shots. The Russian press has claimed that the teenager had 150 bullets with him.
The father of the child, who separated from his mother, was taken into custody for questioning when the police tried to find out the reason for the attack and the houses of both parents were searched.
Russian newscaster Izvestia said the father said in his interview that his son "was not sociable" and that "he liked computer games and weapons," he also said he had no "friends."
A wounded victim lies on a stretcher after the attack in Crimea carried by an armed man
This image obtained by the Russian media appeared to show the ammunition of the shooter, and ten homemade bombs, on the floor of the school.
The friends said that the fourth-year student "hated their studies and swore to take revenge on their teachers".
A girl who claims to be Roslyakov's ex-girlfriend told the Russian press that she had talked about revenge for being excluded.
"I would say he lost confidence in people when his classmates started humiliating him for not being like everyone else," said a 15-year-old named Zlata to the RT television network funded by the Kremlin.
"Vladislav always told me about his frequent fights with the people around him," he said, adding that he "did not want to live" because of that.
Kerch Polytechnic College is near the coast of the Black Sea in Crimea. Officials and officials are being brought from all over Russia to investigate