Russian School Siege September 1, 2004 – September 3, 2004. Russian School Siege September 1, 2004. Presentation Agenda. Russian School Siege – What happened; The Terrorists; The Tactics; Contrasts to Columbine, CO and Red Lake, MN; and Useful Preparedness Guides and Websites.
1 – Main Entrance
2 - Area where gunfire began
3 - Hostages were being held in the school gym, which was reportedly packed with explosives and mines
4 - Side entrance
5 - There were reports of children being used as human shields at the back windows
6 - As the attack began a number of hostages hid in the boiler room and later escaped (Source: BBC News)
Militants fired rocket-propelled grenades at two cars that got too close to the school
1. U.S. Department of State Consular Affairs, Consular Information Sheet, Russia
2. Overseas Security Advisory Council, 2004 Crime and Safety Report, Russia
3. U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia
SA David C. Cudmore
Joint Terrorism Task Force, Kansas City Division
Editor’s Note: This report was derived from various media sources including Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, BBC News, CNN, Interfax, International Herald Tribune, Itar-Tass, Moscow Times, New York Times, and various unclassified Embassy reporting.