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Former student kills teacher in revenge at German school

English.news.cn   2010-02-18 19:22:00 FeedbackPrintRSS

 
German police personnel gather at the main entrance of a vocational school in Ludwigshafen February 18, 2010. One person has been killed in an attack at a vocational school in the southwestern German city of Ludwigshafen, a police spokesman in the town said on Thursday. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

BERLIN, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- A teacher at a vocational school in the western German city of Ludwigshafen was killed on Thursday by a 23-year-old former student who said he hated the victim for bad notes he got at school.

The incident occurred at about 10:00 a.m. local time. Investigators told a press conference that the attacker, armed with a knife and an alarm gun, had apparently engaged in a violent fight with the 58-year-old teacher and stabbed him with the knife.

 
Two German policemen leave a vocational school in Ludwigshafen February 18, 2010. One person has been killed in an attack at a vocational school in the southwestern German city of Ludwigshafen, a police spokesman in the town said on Thursday. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

The victim, found still alive when police came, did not survive the wound and died on the scene.

The attacker fired the alarm gun several times during his flight in the school building but was later overwhelmed by the police.

According to investigators, the attacker said he felt great anger at the teacher from whom he had a lot of bad notes at school.

The latest incident followed a fatal school shooting occurred in March 2009 when a 17-year-old student went on a rampage at the Albertville high school in the town of Winnenden near the southwestern German city of Stuttgart, killing15 people and himself.

The school shooting had triggered an outcry from some politicians and the press that the country must further strengthen its regulations on weapons which were beefed up after a school shooting in 2002 in the eastern German city of Erfurt.

Observers also complained about a shortage of psychologists and social workers at German schools and poor parent care.

Editor: Fang Yang
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