According to Reuters on 30 April, 2009, a gunman entered State Oil Academy in Baku, Azerbaijan and “went from floor to floor firing on teachers and students after the bell rang for morning classes” before killing himself. According to official sources 13 people, including the gunman himself – Georgian citizen of Azeri descent, Farda Gadirov were dead and another thirteen were wounded.
All early reports talked about “terror” and “terroristS”, until an official from the Presidential Administration intervened and said that “such incidents happen in many countries” by apparently comparing it to other rampages in American and European colleges. As a person following this news scrupulously, I can say that after this official statement all the news reports changed their tunes. Officially, and unofficially it was not a terror act anymore! There was a “loner” (probably a psychopath) who killed 13 people for no reason.
However, ladies and gentlemen, I have some questions.