Metro- Two school children shot themselves dead in an apparent suicide pact after live-streaming an armed standoff with police on Periscope.
Police found the 15-year-old couple ‘dead with gunshot wounds’ inside a house in the northwestern Pskov region of Russia after the standoff, the regional Investigative Committee said.
The National Guard special forces said in a statement to TASS news agency that they found ‘the bodies of a girl and a young man with clear signs of suicide,’ stressing they did not open fire.
Investigators said police were called to the house in the village of Krasniye Strugi as part of the search for a missing teenager, only for a police car to come under gunfire.
Katya said in the footage posted on Periscope that there were guns in the house because her stepfather is ‘in the special forces’.
Special police spent hours negotiating then stormed the house using stun grenades and found the teenagers shot dead, investigators said.
Fucking kids these days. You turn your back for ONE second and they are out doing drugs, having unprotected sex, and live streaming police shootouts that result in suicide pacts. The line that differentiates 'far' from 'too far' in the never-ending search for online acceptance undoubtedly keeps getting pushed back. However, I would like to think we haven't reached a level where "Like to shoot at officer, RT to shoot myself" is something that could potentially exist in the depths of social media. That's not to say that a couple snow days can't result in some stir craziness, but I'm pretty sure that one of the reasons NetFlix was invented was so 15 year old Russian kids didn't break out their parents firearms and start self sacrificial Cold War's when the thermometer plummeted. Do I have to be legitimately concerned that the next generation would rather put a bullet in their brain for shares than go sledding, or is this just a Russia thing? Seriously, how much technology is enough technology to cure teens of their boredom? Would one more fucking iPad to dick around on have saved these kids lives? Ehh, probably not. I'm glad they didn't have it regardless, because these two were destined to be involved in a school shooting sooner rather than later.
P.S. Huge win for the "marijuana is a gateway drug that ruins your life and the life of everyone around you for ever and ever" brigade....
The teenagers transmitted footage of their last hours in which they smoke, drink and answer classmates’ messages.