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An 18yo student who killed 20 people and took his own life in a polytechnic college in Crimea last year was driven by bullying from his better-off classmates for being poor, the head of the Russian Investigative Committee said. "I had no idea, but it turned out it was that important to wear real US-made jeans, not fake... He wore fake jeans bought at the market, he was brought up by a single mom," Investigative Committee chief Aleksandr Bastrykin said during a lecture. "He was constantly humiliated because of this. Here is the result," he said, stressing that young people react strongly to "inequity in society and the state." In October last year, polytechnic college student Vladislav Roslyakov, likely inspired by US-style school shootings, particularly the 1999 Columbine massacre, detonated an improvised explosive device in the college cafeteria, then embarked on a shooting rampage. On the day of the attack, he wore black jeans and a white t-shirt with a slogan, copying Eric...